Steve Denning’s article on Forbes is one of many that report on the ten happiest jobs, based on the recent General Social Survey by the National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago. The top five are
- #5 – special education teachers
- #4 – authors
- #3 – physical therapists
- #2 – firefighters
- #1 – clergy
The original article in the Christian Science Monitor notes that psychologist, firefighter, and clergy all make the top ten:
Since experts say that social interaction drives job satisfaction, it makes sense that clergy are happiest of all . . . Social interaction and helping people [is a] combination that’s tough to beat for job happiness.