Not everyone can say they love their job.
Luckily for people who have these ten jobs, they may feel more job satisfaction than most. According to a General Social Survey by the National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago, these jobs are the ten happiest jobs.
#10 Operating engineers
They get to play with giant toys, from bulldozers to cranes, scrapers, derricks and large air pumps. Sounds like a little boy's dream come true.
#9 Financial service sales agents
Huge salary, cushy office, plus a reasonable work week - what's not to like about that?
Despite listening to people tell them about their problems all day, psychologists still made the list.
Sculptors and painters registered high levels of job satisfaction. It seems that following your passion and turning it into your work may be a good reason to be happy.
They are reportedly very happy with their jobs. Could it be the good pay and the vacation time?
#5 Special education teachers
For some, the satisfaction they derive from helping others makes this job happier than most.
Being an author, writing down what you think or create, plus the fact that it can be quite lucrative if you're very good, makes them quite happy.
#3 Physical therapist
Helping people recover plus the joy of social interaction apparently makes physical therapists quite happy at what they do.
Eighty per cent of firefighters said they are happy with their jobs.
Experts say that social interaction drives job satisfaction, and with members of the clergy doing a lot of that, it makes sense that their job registers the highest on the survey. Surely, working towards their strong faith and beliefs does not hurt their happiness level either.