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Survey reveals landscaping is the UK’s happiest job

Landscaping is the happiest profession in the country, according to a survey carried out by Bark.com. Gardeners also made the list of happiest profession at number nine, whilst Tree Surgeon came in at number 10 of unhappiest professions. 
 
Bark asked 40,000 of its professionals across over 43 different sectors to fill out its Happiness Survey. The aim was to how happy rolling out of bed in the morning makes them. It specifically asked them to rate how happy their jobs made them from one to five.
 
Here are the top ten happiest professions according to its research, as well as the percentage of people which said their job makes them ‘very happy’:
 
1. Landscapers – 86%
2. Dog Walkers – 78%
3. Counsellors – 74%
4. Wedding Photographers – 68%
5. Architects – 65%
6. Tutors – 63%
7. Tennis Coaches – 62%
8. Ski Instructors – 59%
9. Gardeners – 55%
10. Personal Trainers – 51%
 
The survey also gave insight into some of the unhappiest professions in the UK. The ten unhappiest professions, as well as the percentage of people who said their job made them ‘unhappy’, is as follows:
 
1. Cleaners – 73%
2. Plumbers – 68%
3. Accountants – 61%
4. Electricians – 60%
5. Life Coaches – 57%
6. Window Cleaners – 56%
7. Painter & Decorators – 54%
8. Lawyers – 51%
9. Web Designers – 50%
10. Tree Surgeons – 50%
 
When asked ‘what is your favourite part about your job’, more than two thirds (67%) of the people working within the top five happiest sectors stated ‘working outside’On the other hand, for the people who worked within the five unhappiest sectors, when asked what they most disliked about their job, more than half (59%) said they felt their job had ‘no real value’.
 
Here you can find the five happiest regions, and the percentage of professionals who stated their job made them ‘happy’ to ‘very happy’ in each of these areas:
 
1. West Midlands – 71%
2. City and County of Bristol – 68%
3. Buckinghamshire – 62%
4. Cornwall – 61%
5. Wiltshire – 57%
These are the unhappiest regions, as well as the percentage of respondents who selected ‘unhappy’ in our survey.

 

1. Greater London – 48%
2. Lanarkshire – 43%
3. Lancashire – 42%
4. Durham – 40%
5. Surrey – 36%

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