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The Most Feel-Good Jobs In America

For some American workers, salary is a top priority when it comes to finding a steady job. But not everyone is satisfied with a job that simply pays the bills. Instead, many American workers opt for jobs that provide deep, intrinsic meaning and in turn make them feel generally good about the work that they do. And although these feel-good jobs don’t always pay the highest salaries, these workers still feel strongly that their job makes the world a better place. Using data collected from over five hundred thousand workers, PayScale found out what the most feel-good job titles are in America, and how much workers in these jobs tend to earn.

20) Counselors

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 97%

Median Salary: $40,500

19) Self-Enrichment Teachers

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 97.1%

Median Salary: $31,800

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18) Physical Therapist Assistants

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 97.1%

Median Salary: $46,900

17) Physician Assistants

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 97.1%

Median Salary: $91,300

16) Postsecondary Health Teachers

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 97.1%

Median Salary: $70,700

15) Funeral Directors

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 97.3%

Median Salary: $45,000

14) Dentists

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 97.5%

Median Salary: $137,300

13) High School Teachers

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 97.6%

Median Salary: $46,100

12) Physicians and Surgeons

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 97.6%

Median Salary: $205,700

11) Veterinarians

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 97.7%

Median Salary: $71,500

10) Occupational Therapist Assistants

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 97.7%

Median Salary: $53,000

9) Fire Fighters

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 97.9%

Median Salary: $63,300

8) Health Care Practitioners

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 98%

Median Salary: $95,600

7) Therapists

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 98%

Median Salary: $64,300

6) Residential Advisors

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 98.3%

Median Salary: $32,500

5) Optometrists

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 98.7%

Median Salary: $103,400

4) Psychologists

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 98.9%

Median Salary: $60,300

3) Clergy

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 99.8%

Median Salary: $46,900

2) Education Director

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 100%

Median Salary: $36,900

1) GED Teachers

Percent Feel Their Job Makes The World Better: 100%

Median Salary: $41,300

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