#7 – tie: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
86% Find Job Meaningful
Median Pay: $41,200
Social Workers go through plenty of schooling (most have a Master’s degrees) and receive relatively low pay for the work they do, but their high job meaning numbers explain why so many people choose to go into this field.
Firefighters save lives, sometimes in heroic ways. It shouldn’t be surprising that they report such high job meaning statistics – putting out fires and saving kitties from dangerous trees does make the world a better place.
#1: Directors of Religious Activities and Education
97% Find Job Meaningful
Median Pay: $35,900
Working for spiritual institutions feeds your soul more than your bank account, but the individuals who do this work are certainly happy with their choice. They top this list with 97% of respondents reporting high job meaning.