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Did you know an MBA could lead you to one of the happiest jobs in America?

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If you are contemplating enrolling in an MBA program or already are an MBA student, there’s a pretty good chance there is something you dislike about your present position. If that describes you, here’s a new way to look at a career move. Ask yourself, ‘are people happy in this career?’

Business Insider partnered with the online job database company CareerBliss to determine what jobs had the happiest employees.  They examined 57,000 employee evaluations across more than 450 different job titles. And, the good news for MBA graduates (insert drum roll sound effect here) six of the jobs on the top 10 list are perfect for MBA graduates.

Here are the top 10 ‘happiest’ jobs:

  1. Research/teaching assistant
  2. QA Analyst
  3. Realtor
  4. Loan officer
  5. Sales representative
  6. Controller
  7. HR manager
  8. Software developer/engineer
  9. Intern
  10. Team leader

The jobs that ranked high on this list were those where the employees rated their bosses and colleagues as the best part of their job. The other factors that were deemed important included job freedom, which refers to the amount of flexibility the employees have in how, when, and where they get their work done.  Surprisingly, human resources and compensations were not ranked as important.

The best way to learn about the culture inside an organization is to ask someone who works there. And, this is one of the benefits your MBA classmates can bring to your job search. This is easy to do when you are taking classes together, however, as the years go on, it’s easy to lose touch with one another.  After you’ve earned your MBA degree, join the Alvernia University Alumni group on LinkedIn as an easy way to stay in touch with your former classmates. You could then reach out to one another and share the inside view of a company before you apply or decide to work there.

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