Rank Job title Best Jobs rank % who say their job is satisfying
1 Nurse Anesthetist 15 94.7%
2 Anesthesiologist 11 87.5%
3 Training & Development Manager 46 84.0%
4 Education/Training Consultant 35 80.0%
5 Creative Director 43 79.2%
6 Nurse Practitioner 4 79.0%
7 Human Resources Manager 20 78.6%
8 Commercial Property Manager 42 78.6%
9 Intelligence Analyst 9 78.1%
10 Occupational Therapist 14 77.1%
From the November 2009 issue
Note: To determine the 10 most satisfying jobs, we looked at the top 50 Best Jobs, not the entire top 100.
Source: survey of more than 35,000 workers
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