As RiRi sang, it’s all work, work, work, work, work. Which is why you might want to consider a job that has a better work-life balance than perhaps the one you’re in right now.
Recruiting site Glassdoor recently analyzed employee feedback data and ranked the professions best suited for those who don’t want to let their jobs overtake their lives.
Based on a five-point scale (with 1 being very dissatisfied and 5 is very satisfied), it can be anything from the option to work remotely, set a flexible schedule, actually use vacation time and, most notable, unplug in the evenings and on weekends. Yep, technology, while so, so awesome, can be quite the pain.
So if you’re tired of all the, well, work, check out these jobs that will free up your time and allow you to enjoy life a little more.
20. Data analyst
Median salary: $65,694
Collecting data and translating numbers into everyday English (this can be anything from market research and sales figures to logistics or transportation costs) helps companies make better business decisions. So if you're still counting on your fingers, you might want to pass on this.
19. Technical editor
Median salary: $61,486
Editing complex documents for the average person to understand, the job covers everything from traditional copy and production editing to more substantive work to ensure accuracy and clarity of tech information that is intelligible to its intended audience. If you're a techie who likes playing the role of grammar police, this might be the perfect job for you.
18. Content manager
Median salary: $73,909
Overseeing a website's content and maintaining its freshness and readability is the primary focus but he/she may also be responsible for creating, editing, posting, updating, and cleaning up outdated content. It takes leadership skills but also creativity and writing ability as well so you have to be able to do more than string a sentence or two together.
17. Web designer
Median salary: $61,198
If you're both creative and technically inclined, this is the gig for you. Being able to build and/or redesign websites is one facet but also having the ability to know what makes a site functional and easy to use, all while making it aesthetically appealing is the other.
16. PHP developer
Median salary: $79,923
Also considered software or web developers, PHP is the language used for web development and business applications. You need to be technically savvy, know how to develop programs, create user interfaces and be responsible for software testing and website administration. Great for those who are self-employed or prefer to work contracts.
15. Social media manager
Median salary: $54,908
These jobs generally involve representing a brand, managing community engagement, driving traffic and keeping up with the analytics on various social media platforms. Perfect in today's world.
14. Library assistant
Median salary: $28,929
Sometimes known as a library technician, you would help librarians acquire, prepare and organize materials, as well as any library job task such as cataloguing and shelving books.
13. Substitute teacher
Median salary: $25,178
Filling in for a student's regular teacher is some pretty big shoes to fill because you have to make sure the lesson plan is followed and know the school rules and policies that need to be enforced.
12. Scrum master
Median salary: $89,428
Weird title but to put it simply, the Scrum master takes on the administrative, coaching and leadership roles that make Scrum (software development framework for managing product development) possible. Think of yourself as the chief organizer of the company, coordinating teams to help manage projects.
11. Marketing analyst
Median salary: $65,000
You study information to help your employer or client make informed decisions about their market. So anything from what markets to launch a product in, to the price you might charge for something. You need to have decent statistical skills both mathematically (making sense of large sets of numbers) and with words (digesting a lot of info to distinguish what's relevant and what's not).
10. Research engineer
Median salary: $103,029
Depending on your field (be it mechanical, electrical or aerospace), an engineer works with other researchers and engineers, analyzing, implementing and testing materials in a lab.
9. DevOps engineer
Median salary: $110,000
If research engineers are those who find the best technological innovations for a company, development and operations (see how they did that) engineers are the ones developing and managing such innovations. So even more technical than those in research.
8. Mobile developer
Median salary: $101,318
They lead the creation of companies' apps for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Pretty cool.
7. Technical account manager
Median salary: $75,000
Along with providing technical assistance, the responsibilities generally consist of managing a company's various accounts and assisting partners and/or customers.
6. Recruiting coordinator
Median salary: $48,000
This is the person who decides who is suited for open positions and whether or not you go further in the hiring process in an organization or company. If you like to wield a lot of power, here you go. Plus, speaking to recruiters is one of the best ways to ask for more pay in your current roll.
5. UI designer
Median salary: $84,500
Those who are crafty with user interface design, which means they are concerned with how a product is laid out and are responsible for designing each page or screen with which a user, well, interacts.
4. Strategy manager
Median salary: $110,487
Strategic management involves formulating and implementing goals and initiatives set by a company's top management. If you want everyone relying on you, as you lead and advise on a company's strategic plans, then have at it.
3. Data scientist
Median salary: $112,000
Statistics are your bread and butter as those in this kind of role take massive amounts of company data and clean and analyze it all, looking for trends that highlight problems or opportunities.
2. UX designer
Median salary: $95,000
Unlike UI designers, who are particular about how a product is laid out, UX (user experience) designers care about the overall feel of the product.
1. Corporate recruiter
Median salary: $65,000
Corporate recruiters help fill and develop roles at a company, particularly while the job is growing, and ensuring that existing infrastructure and roles optimize the company's productivity.