According to the poll, firefighters have the happiest profession in the US. It may come as a surprise to some people, but firefighters do not make a lot of money. But the reason they are so happy in their career choice is because it is a rewarding job. A career where one can see the positive effect they have on others and the community, as with firefighting, is a sure path to satisfaction.
The next unexpected happiest jobs are miners and machine operators. These jobs can be fast paced and change from day-to-day, which is a great option for people who like to be challenged by their work and be in exciting environments.
To get a job in this field you will also need a minimum of a high school degree or GED, and you will have to take classes and attain certifications, as it can be a dangerous profession.
The next happiest position is also one that is rewarding in that it directly impacts the lives of others. Pediatricians are often very satisfied in their careers. Much like a firefighter, pediatricians get to help people who may not be otherwise able to help themselves. To become a pediatrician there are many years of schooling and training ahead. First, you will need a bachelor’s degree.
The next two spots were tied in the poll for happiest profession–communications professors and guidance counselors. Interestingly both of these professions are in the education field and help guide young adults. Communications professors help teach young people how to better communicate and understand the world around them, a job which would also feel highly rewarding. Guidance counselors are often involved in many key points in a child’s or young adult’s life, such as transitions from middle school to high school and applying to colleges.