From "Do the math - it's the top job" (The Hamilton Spectator):
The study, by California-based CareerCast.com, draws data from across North America and evaluates 200 jobs against criteria including working environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands and stress.
Efforts to dissect what makes for a satisfying job have consistently concluded it's not just a question of money.
"It's clear from the research that a lot of people would be willing to give up compensation for more control over their work lives and a little less stress," [CareerCast publisher Tony] Lee said.
Canadian job search site Workopolis.com reinforced that conclusion with its own 2007 Top 20 Jobs list that found company presidents and teachers reporting the highest levels of job satisfaction. That study, based on a survey of almost 9,000 working people looked at 11 factors including corporate culture, the opportunity to learn and financial rewards.
"Over and over we've found money is not a key motivator for people," said Workopolis president Patrick Sullivan. ...
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