Based on an extensive study conducted by CareerBliss.com, here are 5 of the happiest career in the U.S.
Biotechnology worker. People who work in biotechnology careers combine our understanding of life sciences with the latest technology and engineering. Things that were called magic 100 years ago have been made possible today by biotechnology workers. These professionals play a key role in developing technology with the possibility of saving lives and are compensated handsomely. The average salary was $82,840 in 2008.
Customer service representative. For people who are problem solvers, enjoy variety and interacting with people, this is exactly what customer service representatives do on a daily basis. Having excellent communication skills is a must as well as being able to recognize people’s concerns and help them find a solution to the problem. Customer service reps make $14/hour on average.
Teacher. People who become teachers are excellent communicators, organized, patient, able to inspire, and adept at dealing with different personality types. Teachers are actively involved in the educational and social development of children and youth. To become an elementary school, high school, or special education teacher, a bachelor’s degree is a must. In 2008, elementary school, middle school and high school teachers earned between $47,100 to $51,180 annually on average.
Administrative assistant. These individuals are responsible for making sure an office runs smoothly and often play a role in managing the office, clerical tasks, planning office events, and other important office work. Since an administrative assistant is the liaison between the general public and the upper management, excellent communication and writing skills are a must. The average administrative assistant salary in 2008 was approximately $50,000.
Buyer. When you walk through your favorite clothing store, everything that is on the floor was purchased by a buyer. These individuals often travel the country to see fashion shows and pick from the latest trends what they think their market would buy into. A buyers responsibilities often overlaps with fashion merchandising professionals. According to BLS.gov, purchasing managers earned $89,160 on average in 2008.