WASHINGTON — School principals may oversee discipline in schools, but a new survey ranked the occupation as the happiest job in America for 2015.
Online jobs site CareerBliss analyzed more than 25,000 reviews from its users over a two-year period to determine the 10 happiest jobs in 2015, and school principal ranked No. 1.
The respondents rated their job satisfaction on a scale of one to five in categories such as support received, rewards received, growth opportunities and company culture. Also, CareerBliss weighed each category equally to determine a job’s overall rank, USA TODAY reports.
The survey only rated jobs for which it received at least 20 reviews. There were a total of 480 titles evaluated.
School principal came out on top. Even with demands from parents, teachers and disciplinary standards, principals have a rewarding and fulfilling job, USA TODAY reports.
Executive chefs ranked No. 2 because “successful head chefs have the pleasure of cooperating with a team to design and orchestrate meals using their own recipes,” reports USA TODAY.
Below is the full list of the top 10 happiest jobs in 2015, according to CareerBliss.
- School principal
- Executive chef
- Loan officer
- Automation engineer
- Research assistant
- Oracle database administrator
- Website developer
- Business development executive
- Senior software engineer
- Systems developer