The Happiest And Unhappiest Industries To Work In
Jacquelyn Smith, Forbes Staff
Do you work in retail or media and think your friends who work in education and real estate are all happier than you? That isnâ€™t just your imagination.
According to online career site CareerBliss.com, those are some of the happiest and unhappiest fields to work in right now.
â€œFor students just looking to start their careers or professionals making career changes, knowing which industries have the highest chance of workplace happiness is a great value,â€ says CareerBlissâ€™ chief technology officer, Matt Miller. â€œWe have found that workplace happiness directly impacts overall happiness in life.â€
Our list of the happiest and unhappiest industries to work in, compiled by CareerBliss, is based on more than 43,000 independent employee reviews. Those employees, all over the country, were asked to evaluate nine factors that affect workplace happiness. Those included their relationship with the boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, daily tasks, and control over the work done does on a daily basis. They evaluated each item on a five-point scale and also indicated how important it was to their overall happiness.
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