SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Recent data from the Korea Employment Information Service revealed that judges had the highest satisfaction level among 621 occupations and 19,127 employees surveyed last year.
The study examined jobs using six different parameters – development potential, salary satisfaction, job sustainability, work environment, work satisfaction, and social reputation – to give them a score out of 40.
Judges came first at 33.16 points, followed by maritime pilots (33.07), pastors (33.03), university presidents (32.94), electrical supervisors (32.93), elementary school (deputy) principals (32.73), oriental medicine doctors (32.63), professors (32.49), nuclear engineers (32.43), and tax accountants (32.38).
Jobs in the education and research fields accounted for most of the top 20 list, claiming seven spots. Apart from university presidents and elementary school principals, fuel cell researchers (31.97), physicists (31.7), geologists (31.43), and elementary school teachers made the list.
In terms of individual parameters, geologists came first in development potential; electrical supervisors in salary and work satisfaction; poets in job sustainability; currency dealers in work environment; and elementary school principals in social reputation (when participants were asked whether they would recommend the position to their children).
“Jobs are not only the essential means of living, but they also contribute to society and are closely related to one’s self-realization,” said KEIS researcher Kim Han-joon. “Hence, one must choose his or her job after careful consideration of a variety of factors.”
Kim also noted that job seekers must consider an occupation’s development potential in line with the coming changes in global socio-economic structure, such as the fourth industrial revolution.
By Joseph Shin (firstname.lastname@example.org)