These Jobs Provide the Best Work-Life Balance

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While salary is important when seeking a job, many employees also want an office environment with flexible hours, so they can advance their careers and spend time with family. Unfortunately, according to Glassdoor, a job and recruiting site with more than 8 million company reviews, this type of balance has become harder to find. In 2009, people reported feeling happy with their work flexibility—with an average satisfaction score of 3.5 on a 5-point scale. However, in 2014, that rating decreased to 3.4. This year, the average rating fell to 3.2.

To assess which jobs do help employees achieve a schedule that allows for ample time at home, Glassdoor analyzed roughly 60,000 company reviews from employees registered on the site. Each job title included in the report had at least 75 ratings from at least 75 different companies that addressed “work-life balance.” The top 10 jobs are listed below. The ratings are based on a 5-point scale, where 1.0 is very dissatisfied, 3.0 is OK, and 5.0 is very satisfied.

1. Data Scientist: 4.2

2. SEO Manager: 4.1

3. Talent Acquisition Specialist: 4.0

4. Social Media Manager: 4.0

5. Substitute Teacher: 3.9

6. Recruiting Coordinator: 3.9

7. UX Designer: 3.9

8. Digital Marketing Manager: 3.9

9. Marketing Assistant: 3.8

10. Web Developer: 3.8

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