These are the happiest (and most miserable) jobs in America

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What Are The 'Happiest' Jobs in America?


If you're happy and you know it, you may be a school principal.

According to CareerBliss, an online career community that ranks jobs based on the happiness of their employees, school principals are the happiest workers in the United States.

The rankings are based on an analysis of more than 25,000 reviews submitted by CareerBliss users from 2013 to 2015. The reviewers rated their job satisfaction in the following categories: management, peers, support, rewards, growth potential and company culture.

This is how Joy Isbell, an elementary school principal, described her job to CareerBliss:

I get to problem solve, console parents, support teachers, go to meetings, acknowledge success, and enforce positive behavior. ... I run with students, read to them, talk with them, listen. Same with staff. If I'm lucky, I get to wear a cape and run into a sea of screaming kids to AC/DC. I have the most powerful job in the world. I'm a champion for kids. For our future. Who wouldn't be happy doing that?

Isbell does make being a principal sound amazing! But if working with kids doesn't sound fun to you, no worries. There are plenty of other career choices with happy workers. According to CareerBliss, these careers have the most satisfied workers in the United States:

  1. School principal
  2. Executive chef
  3. Loan officer
  4. Automation engineer
  5. Research assistant
  6. Oracle database administrator
  7. Website administrator
  8. Business development executive
  9. Software engineer
  10. Systems developer

But not all workers wake up excited to go to their job. CareerBliss says these are the 10 unhappiest jobs in America:

  1. Security guard
  2. Merchandiser
  3. Sales
  4. Dispatcher
  5. Retail clerk
  6. Research analyst
  7. Legal assistant
  8. Technical support agent
  9. Truck driver
  10. Customer service specialist

What do you think about CareerBliss' rankings for the happiest and most unhappy jobs in America? Did your job make the list? Share your thoughts below or on our Facebook page.

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These are the happiest (and most miserable) jobs in America

Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers

Stress tolerance: 98.5

Average annual salary (2014): $39,410

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Nurse anesthetists

Stress tolerance: 98.2

Average annual salary (2014): $158,900

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Telephone operators

Stress tolerance: 98.2

Average annual salary (2014): $39,350

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Dancers

Stress tolerance: 97.0

Average annual salary (2014): N/A

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Obstetricians and gynecologists

Stress tolerance: 96.5

Average annual salary (2014): $214,750

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Surgeons

Stress tolerance: 96.2

Average annual salary (2014): $240,440

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Stress tolerance: 95.2

Average annual salary (2014): $131,760 

Photo Credit: Getty Images 

Healthcare social workers

Stress tolerance: 95.0

Average annual salary (2014): $53,590 

Photo Credit: Getty Images 

Phlebotomists

Stress tolerance: 95.0

Average annual salary (2014): $31,890

Photo Credit: Getty Images 

Broadcast news analysts

Stress tolerance: 94.7

Average annual salary (2014): $84,380

Photo Credit: Getty Images 

Education administrators, preschool and childcare center/program

Stress tolerance: 94.2

Average annual salary (2014): $52,190

Photo Credit: Getty Images 

Mental health counselors

Stress tolerance: 94.2

Average annual salary (2014): $43,990

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First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Stress tolerance: 94.0

Average annual salary (2014): $84,260

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Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders

Stress tolerance: 94.0

Average annual salary (2014): $29,410

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General internist

Stress tolerance: 94.0

Average annual salary (2014): $190,530

Photo Credit: Getty Images 

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists

Stress tolerance: 94.0

Average annual salary (2014): $53,360

Photo Credit: AP

Chief executives

Stress tolerance: 93.8

Average annual salary (2014): $180,700

Photo Credit: AP

Costume attendants

Stress tolerance: 93.5

Average annual salary (2014): $50,270

Photo Credit: Getty Images 

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

Stress tolerance: 93.5

Average annual salary (2014): $43,420

Photo Credit: Getty Images 

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Stress tolerance: 93.5

Average annual salary (2014): $219,600

Photo Credit: Getty Images 

Child, family, and school social workers

Stress tolerance: 93.3

Average annual salary (2014): $46,180

Photo Credit: Getty Images 

Correspondence clerks

Stress tolerance: 93.3

Average annual salary (2014): $36,240

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Funeral service managers

Stress tolerance: 93.3

Average annual salary (2014): $81,080

Photo Credit: Alamy

Nurse midwives

Stress tolerance: 93.3

Average annual salary (2014): $97,700

Photo Credit: AP

Psychiatric aides

Stress tolerance: 93.3

Average annual salary (2014): $28,430

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Respiratory therapists

Stress tolerance: 93.3

Average annual salary (2014): $58,490

Photo Credit: AP

Umpires, referees, and other sports officials

Stress tolerance: 93.3

Average annual salary (2014): $33,400

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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