Quiz: What Kind of Job Will Make You the Happiest?
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What Kind of Job Will Make You the Happiest?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Back in the day, people did not expect a lot from their job in terms of happiness. A job wasn't about personal fulfillment for the vast majority. It was simply a place that you showed up, put in 40 hours a week, and received benefits, a paycheck adequate to buy a home and support a family of four on it alone, and above all, job security for life.

Of course, these days you don't get benefits, your paycheck barely covers rent for a single person, much less a family of four, and the company you work for probably has almost no loyalty toward you. Thus, it's only reasonable to ask for something in lieu of all these losses, and for many people these days, that thing is happiness. 

We don't just mean fun here; happiness can take many forms. Some people find purpose in doing meaningful work. Others find contentment in doing creatively stimulating work. Still, others extract delight from a job that is extremely lucrative, whether or not it holds any higher purpose or involves being around people they might not find the most delightful.

The best way to find a job in which you can be happy is to pick the right industry. Take this quiz to help you out!

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How much time do you want to spend around other humans in a normal day?

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Is working from home the dream?

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Do you worry a lot about other people?

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Do you enjoy conquering terrible odds?

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Do you look good in pinstripes?

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How many years are you willing to study?
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Do you want to change the world?

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How curious are you?

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What sort of hours are you willing to put in?

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Can you stomach an unbelievably sexist industry?

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Do you mind your family worrying about you?

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How do you feel about capitalism as a system?

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Can you bear people who think they get to have their own facts?

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How important is feeling like you're part of a community?

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Would you move to another city or country for your work?

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Do you believe that "work-life balance" is a good way to frame your life?

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Do you want to have a fungible skill set?

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Who do you think the robot revolution will put out of work last?

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