A recent study found that workers who have little interpersonal contact typically have an easier time maintaining a proper balance between work life and home life, in comparison to workers who have to deal with people on a regular basis.
The study was conducted by a professional review website that allows users to rank their work-life balance. Reports have indicated that maintaining a proper balance between work life and home life has become more difficult in recent years.
The study found that workers that are employed in a position that requires little interpersonal contact typically maintain a better work-life balance than workers who have to interact with people regularly.
Another factor concerned one’s work schedule. People who work in jobs that have a predictable and routine work schedule are able to better organize their lives at home.
According to the results, data scientists maintain the best work-life balance. Data scientists say that they have an easy time balancing their data-crunching day jobs and their family lives when they are not at work.
Other highly rated jobs in this study include SEO managers, social media managers, civil engineers, web designers and lab researchers.
However, there were some surprises. Substitute teachers were also particularly high on the list. This was abnormal, considering that substitute teachers have to interact with students on a regular basis and their work life can be somewhat unpredictable.
Additionally, headhunters also showed a good balance between work and home life.
Income had little to do with the ability to balance work life and family life, as half of the top ten jobs on the list were found to have an average salary of less than $50,000 per year.
So perhaps the best way to live a happy home life is to get a job where you can avoid people all day. Maybe being trapped in a cubicle isn’t so bad after all.