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Having good work-life balance is often deemed as a top career goal for job seekers – and rightly so, considering an overworked workforce does nothing to boost productivity and engagement levels.

To make it easier for employees to identify which positions allow them to maintain a healthy balance between their personal and professional lives, Glassdoor identified 20 of the highest rated jobs for work-life balance.

The list was based on feedback from employees across various industries, who were asked to rate their work-life balance based on a five point scale (1.0 = very dissatisfied, 3.0 = OK, 5.0 = very satisfied).

Here are the top 10 jobs which have the best work-life balance, as published in Glassdoor’s blog:

Glassdoor top jobs

“Not only is everyone incredibly sharp and very good at their jobs, but also, almost without exception, everyone is a pleasure to work and associate with. I’m given an incredible work/life balance.” –Facebook Data Scientist(Menlo Park, CA)

Glassdoor 2

“Great company culture, opportunity for growth, fun co-workers, work hard play hard mentality. We often have company outings, video game breaks, catered lunches.” –  Geek Powered Studios SEO Specialist (Austin, TX)

Glassdoor 3

“You learn a lot about Customer Service, you get to take different workshops and classes, and managers work with you and have your best interest at heart. You meet a lot of new people and it is a great environment to work in.” – The Fox Theatre – Atlanta Tour Guide(Atlanta, GA)

Glassdoor 4

“Easy to get time off, shifts traded around, the management was nice most of the time.  The members were friendly and there were lots of free workout perks.” – YMCA Lifeguard(location, n/a)

Glassdoor 5

“I feel that the work I do is important, both to Abstrakt and our clients but also to my professional development as well. Although I am kept busy, I also have a lot of fun at work and feel like I have a good work-life balance.” – Abstrakt Social Media Manager (Saint Louis, MO)

Glassdoor 6

“Flexible schedule, free membership to workout, nice group of fitness instructors who are generally very knowledgeable about their particular classes- i.e. Zumba, yoga, spinning, clean and reasonably well maintained gym, very nice aerobics studio- large, mirrors and good sound system.” – LA Fitness Group Fitness Instructor (Montgomeryville, PA)

Glassdoor 7

“The team is incredible, there are plenty of people to learn from, there are many perks, and I always get the support I need to continually advance in my career. I also like maintaining a good work-life balance, and I can definitely do this at LinkedIn.” – LinkedIn User Experience Designer (Mountain View, CA)

Glassdoor 8

“The culture feels like a college campus where you get to work with lots of smart people who also happen to be nice. Work/life balance is good.” – Intuit Corporate Communications(Mountain View, CA)

Glassdoor 9

“Flexibility of your work schedule. Good salary. Your co-workers become a second family.” –FDNY Firefighter (New York, NY)

Glassdoor 10

“The compensation is outstanding and there really is great work-life balance. Everyone you work with is highly intelligent. Leadership encourages innovation.” – Tradebot Equity Trader(Kansas City, MO)

ALSO READ: Local bosses “generally supportive” of work-life balance

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