The CareerBliss Happiest and Unhappiest Jobs of 2018

Jan 6th, 2021

What are the happiest and unhappiest jobs in America? To find out, our team at CareerBliss analyzed the key factors that impact workplace happiness from thousands of independent company reviews to derive a BlissScore, or overall job happiness score assigned by employees. These factors include work environment, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, reputation, daily tasks, and relationship with boss and co-workers.

Coming in as the #1 happiest job in America is Teaching Assistant, followed by QA Analyst and .NET developer!

The CareerBliss Happiest Jobs

RankingJob TitleBlissScore
1Teaching Assistant3.658
2QA Analyst3.652
3.NET Developer3.623
4Marketing Specialist3.464
5Sr. Software Developer3.454
6Data Analyst3.383
7HR Manager3.369
8IT Specialist3.364
9Project Coordinator3.267
10Systems Analyst3.245

Ranking as the unhappiest job in America is Accountant, followed by Security Guard and Cashier. 

The CareerBliss Unhappiest Jobs

RankingJob TitleBlissScore
2Security Guard1.836
6Field Service Engineer2.109
7Customer Service Specialist2.142
9Registered Nurse2.192
10Administration Associate2.196

As tax season comes to a close, many may wonder why accountants are so unsatisfied at work. Accounting can be seen as a sedentary role, and many accountants on noted that they worked long hours and felt they were underpaid for their work.

However, while the data indicates many accountants may be unhappy at work, there are accounting firms that are trying to change their office environments and grow their company culture. Accounting companies in San Antonio and Silicon Valley are offering start-up like perks to employees, including outdoor activities and events, wellness programs, flexible work opportunities, and gym memberships to keep employees happy and healthy.

“It is encouraging to see companies start to offer exciting and enriching benefits to their employees in every industry including accounting. Creating a happy, welcoming work environment is the first step in creating happy employees, and we hope to see more accounting firms follow suit in the coming years,” says Golledge.

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