CareerBliss Unveils the 2014 List of Happiest and Unhappiest Jobs

Database Administrators Rank as the Happiest Job, Security Officers as Least

IRVINE, Calif.--()--CareerBliss, a career community™ with more than three million available jobs, today released new data on the CareerBliss Happiest and Unhappiest Jobs in America. CareerBliss analyzed more than 25,000 independent company reviews to determine from which jobs people derive the most happiness. Technology is the name of the game with many of those topping the list, with database administrators leading the way as the happiest job in America. However, when it comes to lack of job happiness, security officers rank first, with sales, and accounting jobs following.

CareerBliss Happiest Jobs 2014



  Job Title   BlissScore
1   Database Administrator   3.999
2   QA Engineer   3.949
3   Executive Recruiter   3.946
4   Underwriter   3.840
5   Executive Assistant   3.777
6   Software Developer   3.776
7   Designer   3.767
8   Program Manager   3.746
9   Engineer   3.745
10   Administrative Assistant   3.744

CareerBliss Unhappiest Jobs 2014




Job Title



10   Machine Operator   3.650
9   Sales Manager   3.565
8   Marketing Manager   3.552
7   Technical Support Representative   3.554
6   Sales Executive   3.319
5   General Manager   3.310
4   Customer Service Representative   3.250
3   Accountant   3.113
2   Bank Branch Manager   3.046
1   Security Officer   3.010

Data derived from more than 25,000 independent employee reviews from 2013-2014. BlissScores ranked on a scale of 1 – 5.

“With the thorough and comprehensive data capabilities specific to CareerBliss, we are proud to be able to provide insight that helps guide people in making happier career choices,” says Matt Miller, CTO and co-founder of CareerBliss. “This kind of data can prove valuable in the assessment of current careers and perhaps help steer individuals in a direction that might be most beneficial to their overall job happiness.”

A new trend this year is the presence of new tech jobs in within the CareerBliss happiest jobs list.

“As we have seen over the years, technology jobs continue to grow in the marketplace and in the interest of individuals looking to make a career move,” says Miller. “The influx of these kinds of positions makes sense as the landscape of our world continues to change, and are indicative of individuals’ desire to enhance their own knowledge in an industry that offers more and more professional education.”

Foremost among unhappiest jobs in America are those as security officers.

The CareerBliss data gathered indicates that individuals in this position felt that the ability to grow within a company in this position was limited, as well as the compensation they received. Overall people who felt the support they receive from their managers, the lack of compensation, and ability to grow their career were key themes among jobs ranked in the CareerBliss Unhappiest Jobs for 2014.


CareerBliss data evaluates the key factors that affect work happiness including: the person one works for, the people one works with, the support and rewards one receives, the growth opportunities available to a person, the company culture and the way one works and handles their daily tasks. For the purpose of this data CareerBliss analyzed more than 25,000 independent company reviews from January 2013 to February 2014.

About CareerBliss

CareerBliss is an online career community designed to help everyone find happiness in the workplace. An information hub for everyone who works, employers, job seekers and recruiters, CareerBliss offers the ability to find out what makes them happy and the ability to seek that out in other jobs or improve it in their current one using our PhD Board of Advisors, more than six million independent company reviews and salary comparisons, and more than three million job listings.

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Alia Henson
Director of Communications


Alia Henson
Director of Communications