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What career are people the most happiest in?

After high school people get jobs that they don't like. I just want to know the most common career people have and are happy in.

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Alex’s Answer

Hello! I had the same question as you when I was younger. In my experience the happiest people in their jobs are the people that would choose to do it no matter what they were paid or if they weren’t paid anything at all.

To answer your question from my experience. In terms of happiness, my friends who are the happiest are the ones that feel autonomous in their jobs to make their own decisions and think creatively. It’s not isolated to a particular industry or job. Rather I see entrepreneurs who work for themself as very happy. However, I also see people who have a flexible work environment who are able to think creatively at work as extremely happy.

That being said one thing I really wish I learned earlier or I think should be taught in school is that there is a difference between feeling fulfilled by what you do and feeling happy. Some people who feel like they are working towards making an impact in the world are very fulfilled but if they have a bad work environment or boss they might not be happy. Some people might be very happy by a relaxing job but not feel like they are contributing to society.

Hope this helps! You are not alone on trying to figure this out. It’s a great question to ask and think about.
Thank you comment icon Well-said Alex! I have worked for employers who relied heavily on analytics, refusing any input whatsoever from employees. Fulfilling, but, definitely not happy! Kim Igleheart
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Paul’s Answer

I think that it is a career where they can actually see the positive results of their work and the long term outcomes of all their efforts.

As an educator, for me, it was watching all the students, who I had worked with, walk across the graduation stage each June. That was very uplifting for me.

But, I have a simple philosophy, when it comes to careers. You know you have found the career you were meant for, when you love what you are doing so much, that even if you did not get paid to do it, you would still do it anyway. You must have an enthusiasm, which is so great, that it influences others around you to achieve great things in life. These people are the happiest and most content.
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Chloe’s Answer

In my humble view, true happiness lies in doing what you love. When it comes to choosing a career, it's crucial to prioritize your interests and passions. Regardless of the salary, you'll find genuine satisfaction and joy in your work if it aligns with your passions. I work in Internal Audit, a role I thoroughly enjoy because it allows me to interact with various individuals within my organization and understand their roles. My responsibility is to establish efficient processes to ensure seamless operations. I take pleasure in comprehending the company's operations from start to finish and playing a vital role in mitigating risks.
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Shantay’s Answer

I think people are most happy when their career aligns with their interests. I've always been interested in forensics/ investigations and crime stories so a career involving investigations made sense for me. Of course compensation can be a part of happiness but finding a career that you enjoy doing will likely bring happiness and make the day to day easier. Finding a work environment that suits your personality is also helpful (fast paced, relaxed etc.)

Also, don't be afraid to look for other roles if you ever feel like a particular job/ field is not the right fit.
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