The Labor Day weekend is always a prime time for career and employment news items. Particularly interesting are reports regarding the University of Chicago’s most recent studies related to job satisfaction. Here are a few highlights and career services observations:
- Workers in South Central states (including Arkansas) were most satisfied with their jobs. (Factor geography into your career planning)
- People working in helping or creative professions expressed high job satisfaction ratings. (Consider working with a non-profit or pursuing your artistic ambitions)
- Job satisfaction increases with age.
(Your first job may not be perfect, that’s ok, your career path is a progressive journey)
- Job satisfaction increases with education-those with graduate degrees reported the highest ratings. (Strongly consider graduate school-the rewards go beyond earnings potential)