Careerbliss found out that associate attorneys are the most unhappy followed by customer service associates, clerks and coming in 4th on the unhappy scale was the registered nurse. Equally sad was that teaching came in 5th on the unhappiness scale.
What workers were most happy? Number one was Real estate agent followed by Senior Quality Associate Engineer. Sales Reps and Construction Superintendents were also happy in their jobs.
Overwork, lack of opportunity for advancement and poor workplace culture were the biggest factors in the dissatisfied categories. Nurses were most unhappy with the workplace culture and the people they worked with. We can only guess that that means doctors, other nurses and administrators. Teachers, on the other hand were happy with their work and the people they work with. They were dissatisfied with rewards for their work, lack of support and lack of growth opportunities.
Nurses are the unsung heroes of health care. Not enough attention is paid to increasing their satisfaction and professionalism. This small survey should ring some alarm bells, somewhere.