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Forbes Names the Top 20 Happiest Careers for New Grads

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Forbes Names the Top 20 Happiest Careers for New Grads

Yesterday, Forbes released its list of the Top 20 "happy jobs" for new grads. Just in time, as many seniors are gearing up for their finals and will be blissfully looking for a job!

Facilitated by CareerBliss.com, more than 25,000 independent, anonymous employee reviews were analyzed between January 2011 and March 2014.

These reviews looked at what makes people's jobs so irresistible or fulfilling. Things like getting along with your boss and coworkers, personal growth opportunities, on-the-job recognition and rewards, corporate culture, and fulfilling responsibilities were all taken into account.

Of course, STEM careers in technology and engineering—including newly-graduated software pros and developers—have the best bet for job security, pay, and work once they hit the streets.

Rounding out the Top 10 are:

  1. Java Developer
  2. Embedded Software Engineer
  3. NET Developer
  4. Medical Technologist
  5. QA Engineer
  6. Credit Analyst
  7. Management Consultant
  8. Network Engineer
  9. Data Analyst
  10. Web Developer

Click here to see the complete list of Top 20 "happy Jobs."

This is not only "happy" news for new grads, but also students who are increasingly pressured to find their passion in high school—and pick "the right" college major and career path the minute they step onto campus. Maybe they just need to pick from this list ahead of time!

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