Architects are #4 out of Top 10 Happiest Professionals
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Architects are #4 out of Top 10 Happiest Professionals

In this day and age, our overall working schedule has increased to cover almost half of our days. Trying to keep up with an ever-changing working environment, we tend to work more and more and many of us find a guilty pleasure in working long hours. This is how we become workaholics. But once you love your work, you depend on results and feedback to keep you happy. We recently discovered that the pleasurable career of being an architect is one of the most rewarding jobs in America. Ranking high on the top, architecture is considered to be the fourth most rewarding career choice among Americans, right after clergy, fire fighters and travel agents.


The architect’s happiness can be clearly seen in their works: constructing perfectly fitted houses for their clients, overcoming space, design and aesthetics problems and basking in their glory seem to make architects a lot happier than other people. A University of Chicago study, “Job Satisfaction in the United States”, shows exactly how Americans feel about their jobs. Over 53% of architects declare they are happy with their job description and salary. Here’s some insight into an architect’s work-related happiness: “Stephen Moon, an architect with The Beck Group in Atlanta, says an important part of his happiness is due to his employer expanding his experience, and letting him have access to the construction and development sides of the business.” What do you think makes architects so happy and proud of their work?

5 comments

  • Bronwyn February 25, 2011 at 14:44 PM Login to Reply →

    They’re creating, they’re creating something tangible, and that something is relatively well-understood by random people (as opposed to, say, a database schema). They’re also solving real, tangible problems. All those things are very satisfying. A session of design work tends to make me feel better than does a session of paper-pushing.

  • Antti P February 25, 2011 at 15:17 PM Login to Reply →

    The study link goes to Monster.com :/

  • j.dot February 25, 2011 at 17:28 PM Login to Reply →

    thats weird…sometimes it goes to monster.com and sometimes to its actual link.

  • Zach February 28, 2011 at 20:38 PM Login to Reply →

    Those Architects don’t look particularly happy.

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