Taking time away from work is not only healthy, it’s necessary. Of course, you have your weekends, a few hours after work every day, and some sick days/vacation days, but that’s not always enough. Finding that perfect work-life balance job is extremely beneficial, and your family, friends, and your own peace of mind will thank you for it.
Why is work-life balance so important? Well, in the long run (and sometimes even the short run), it’s detrimental for both the employees and the business as a whole. Overworking yourself only causes stress, which then causes a range of health problems, trouble sleeping, depression, diabetes, impaired memory, the list goes on.
Some jobs are more time demanding than others, and those jobs aren’t for everyone. A study completed by Harvard Business School even showed that 94% of 1,000 professionals said they put in 50 plus hours a week. If that sounds off-putting, you’re not alone. If you’re looking for a job with a healthy work-life balance, the jobs below are ones to consider.
Median Salary: $60,500
A corporate recruiter is like the middle man between companies and people in search of a job. Some job duties include reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, and evaluating the skill set of the person who is applying. If you’re a people-person, this may just be the job for you! Plus, this job scored the highest work-life balance rating in 2016.
Median Salary: $73,857
A UX Designer is also known as a User Experience Designer. Their job is to determine what the experience and interaction should be for a user for an app, website, or game. They are responsible for improving that experience through usability and accessibility. This is the second-highest rating for work-life balance.
Median Salary: $117,345
As a data scientist, your job is to mine through data and pull out insights from it. The work-life balance for this job is pretty high, with a lot of companies offering flexible working hours. In addition to this, though, Data Scientists are in high demand, and the competition for available positions is rather low.
Median Salary: $116,029
As a Strategy Manager, your job is to strategize ways for a company to grow with the least amount of risks. With this role, you can pretty much find a job in any industry, and the need for strategy managers will likely remain steady. The work-life balance is rated pretty high, and you’ll also gain exposure and a chance to network with top senior professionals.
Median Salary: $81,531
Not to be confused with UX Designer, the UI Designer is a User Interface Designer. In this role, you will describe (and design) how someone interacts with a product (app, game, website, etc.). This role is more about the visual appearance of the app, game, or site. The UI and UX designers typically work close together, though. You can even work as a freelance UI Designer and work from home with a flexible schedule.
Median Salary: $58,400
A Recruiting Coordinator is similar to a Corporate Recruiter. As a Recruiting Coordinator, you will interview and hire candidates for open positions at various companies. You are typically talking with a lot of exciting people, handling job postings, and helping people find a job! It’s a great opportunity to mix in your extrovert side with your work.
Technical Account Manager
Median Salary: $83,371
A Technical Account Manager gives technical support and account management to project teams and customers. They often visit customers to make sure things are going well and advise about new opportunities and products. This job usually comes with a flexible schedule and the ability to work from home.
Median Salary: $124,592
A Mobile Developer is a type of software developer that specializes in mobile technology and building/fixing/maintaining apps. In this role, you are able to work closely with colleagues fixing issues and creating new user-friendly apps. The demand for Mobile Developers is high and only continues to grow, so it may be an excellent time to get your foot in the door (plus its high paying).
Median Salary: $124,589
A DevOps Engineer works alongside IT staff and developers to oversee code releases. People who work as DevOps Engineers have a broad range of skills. With DevOps, companies can release small features quickly while being able to incorporate feedback and have fewer software failures and shortened time between bug fixes.
Creating a work-life balance is essential to your well-being. If you’re looking for a new career path, one of these just might be the perfect one for you.
If not, let us know how you create work-life balance in your current career? Let us know some things you do in the comments below.