Recently I've come across a number of articles reporting on what I will refer to as the "bliss" factor for employees, measuring, for example, happiness with their current career path, with the city in which they work, etc. CareerBliss has published a number of bliss lists, evaluating what it considers to be the "key factors" which affect work happiness, including, for example: "one's relationship with their boss and co-workers, their work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, their daily tasks, and job control over the work that they do on a daily basis" to come up with an overall "bliss rating" or "bliss score." A number of you with careers in the construction industry have reported that you are blissfully happy.

Recently, CareerBliss posted its list of Top 20 Happiest Jobs for 2014:

  • Research/Teaching Assistant
  • QA Analyst
  • Realtor
  • Loan Officer
  • Sales Representative
  • Controller
  • HR Manager
  • Software Engineer/Developer
  • Intern
  • Team Leader
  • Construction Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Contractor
  • Designer
  • Finance Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • Property Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • General Manager (Retail)

CareerBliss also recently posted its list of Top 10 Happiest and Unhappiest Cities to Work in 2014.

Top 10 Happiest Cities to Work in 2014:

  • San Jose, California
  • Washington D.C.
  • San Francisco, California
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Houston, Texas
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • San Diego, California
  • Charlotte, North Carolina

Top 10 Unhappiest Cities to Work in 2014:

  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Sacramento, California
  • Miami, Florida
  • Arlington, Virginia