These are the kinds of jobs that make people happy…

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We all know the saying, “money can’t buy happiness.” So, by extension, a job that pays well won’t necessarily make you happy.

What kind of work does fill a person with pleasure?

A special report from Bloomberg finds firefighters have the highest level of job satisfaction, even though their median annual income is just under $50,000.

Job satisfaction chart
Source: Bloomberg

And it’s that pay that is leaving the public safety industry with a dwindling pool of applicants as it struggles to compete with safer and better-paying industries. This is the same issue we highlighted – with a solution – in our Do Something Awesome mini-documentary, Changing Lives, Saving Lives.

Tri-C fire academy cadets Dwayne Johnson, Nicholas Giavonnette and Savon Collins.
Tri-C fire academy cadets Dwayne Johnson, Nicholas Giavonnette and Savon Collins. Photo – Jonathan Barenboim

It features a state-of-the-art training program for first responders in Northeast Ohio that is expanding its mission through a public-private partnership with the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Public Safety Training Institute and KeyBank.

You can read our full article on the groundbreaking Tri-C Fire Academy or paramedic program here.

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