November 3, 2015

Top 25 Jobs For Work Life Balance

Life is all about balance. If you play too much, you won’t be able to make any money. If you work too much, you won’t be able to play at all. It’s incredibly important to find a balance that suits your lifestyle.

Work Life Balance On Chalkboard Image

Work life balance is a popular term in the working world. It is the act of prioritizing your work and life. It’s all too common in our society for people to work too much. Instead, people need to allow time to do the things they want to do. It makes people happier, reduces stress, and limits burnout – who can argue with that?

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Work life balance is an important factor to consider in the job search. In fact finding a job with an appropriate work life balance should be high on your priority list as a job seeker or career switcher.

That’s why we want to highlight a super cool post from Glassdoor.com titled 25 Best Jobs For Work-Life Balance 2015. In this study, Glassdoor looked at a variety of jobs and measured their work life balance on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1.0 is very dissatisfied and 5.0 is very satisfied. The “list was compiled based entirely on employee feedback shared on Glassdoor over the past year.” The results should help you focus your job search on jobs that will support your lifestyle.

Below are the best jobs for work life balance and the job’s average salary. The full report from Glassdoor also highlights the job’s Work Life Balance rating and the current number of job listings in that niche. Please visit Glassdoor for further information.

Here are the results:

  1. Data Scientist – $114,808
  2. SEO Manager – $45,720
  3. Talent Acquisition Specialist – $63,504
  4. Social Media Manager – $40,000
  5. Substitute Teacher – $24,380
  6. Recruiting Coordinator – $44,700
  7. UX Designer – $91,440
  8. Digital Marketing Manager – $70,052
  9. Marketing Assistant – $32,512
  10. Web Developer – $66,040
  11. Risk Analyst – $69,088
  12. Civil Engineer – $65,532
  13. Client Manager – $71,120
  14. Instructional Designer – $66,040
  15. Marketing Analyst – $60,000
  16. Software QA Engineer – $91,440
  17. Web Designer – $53,848
  18. Research Technician – $36,525
  19. Program Analyst – $71,120
  20. Data Analyst – $58,928
  21. Content Manager – $60,960
  22. Solutions Engineer – $92,456
  23. Lab Assistant – $27,550
  24. Software Developer – $80,000
  25. Front End Developer – $75,000

Glassdoor does this study regularly. It’s interesting to note that overall work life balance numbers have dropped in recent years. The average in 2015 was 3.2, while the average in 2009 was 3.5. Does this mean we are all working harder? And not playing enough? It’s up to you to figure out what’s important to you. Choose the right job for you and you’ll be way happier.

It’s important to enjoy life. Use this list of cool jobs to help you fine tune your job search. Learn more about these jobs in the JobMonkey Job Guides or start your job search on the JobMonkey JobCenter today.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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