The Most Satisfying Jobs To Have Regardless Of The Pay

Most people will spend a third of their lives at work. This information means our jobs have a significant impact on our livelihood, well-being, and mentality. 

Studies show that the average person spends about 90 000 hours of their lives at work. One would hope that those hours are enjoyable. 

Job satisfaction can be hard to come by with work-related stress and low salaries as contributors. Fortunately, some jobs have proven to be entirely satisfactory for some employers. We have collated a list of a few positions with high satisfaction. 


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Median Annual Salary: $58 520

Librarians may earn a little less money than most American professions, but they are happy in their work. Working conditions for librarians are extremely low stress and excellent overall. This calm work environment is a large contributing factor to the rate of satisfaction that librarians feel. 

Human Resources Manager

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Median Annual Salary: $110 120

Human Resources managers deal with company administration, conflicts, and hiring strategies. Their profession carries a lot of responsibility and requires an abundance of soft and hard skills. 

Although the duties of a Human Resources Manager are extensive, most feel satisfied in their work. The satisfaction is due to the fair and somewhat high earning potential in this sphere of work.

Web Developer

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Median Annual Salary: $67 990 

This growing profession is becoming crucial for many companies across the globe. Job security can be an issue for web developers, but increasing demand guarantees full security by 2026. Web developers also have desirable work environments that do not put them in dangerous situations.  


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Median Annual Salary: $110 300

Optometrists have one of the least stressful occupations in medicine. This job is ideal because optometrists still reap the medical industry’s financial benefits, with less strain on themselves. The market for younger optometrists is also growing as the currently employed population is aging. 

Dental Hygienist 

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Median Annual Salary: $74 070

Dental Hygienists experience low-stress levels at work and get paid double the average wage in America. This profession also only requires an associate’s degree, while jobs in the same range require more.

Written by:
Siba Mosana

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