Description: Reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and workforce requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.
Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers.
Why:Jacquelyn Smith at Forbes reports that "the unhappiest aspects of [this] job are a lack of growth opportunities, the culture of the company they work for and the surrounding workplace support system."
Description: Plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from early development to completion. The program managers' responsibilities are finished when the product is delivered, and they turn it over to the product managers.
Why: Smith says that these workers "voiced unhappiness with the range of growth opportunities, compensation, company culture and support."
Description: A blog describes product managers as those who "conceive the idea; run with it for many months; ... gather, [develop], test, [go] through the painful exercise of bringing that product to market, and then support it until it is made obsolete."
Why: Smith reports that these engineers don't appreciate the "lack of growth opportunities, company's culture, compensation and support."
Description: Sell complex scientific and technological products or services to businesses. They must have extensive knowledge of the products’ parts and functions and must understand the scientific processes that make these products work. The BLS projected the growth of these jobs to be 14 percent through 2020.
Why: CareerBliss' chief executive Heidi Golledge told Smith: "CareerBliss has found through our research that teachers appear to be quite happy with their work and their co-workers. However, the rewards for their work, lack of support and lack of opportunities to be promoted counteract many of the good parts of the job."
Description: Prepare students for future schooling and working by teaching them a variety of subjects. The BLS projected the growth of grade school teaching jobs to be 17 percent through 2020.
Why: "People might think that the work environment security guards often face, such as working late hours alone at night, would be what contributes to unhappiness," Matt Miller, the chief technology officer at CareerBliss told Smith. "However, our data shows that growth opportunities and lack of rewards in this field is what affected the overall sentiment around this type of job. Work environment scored relatively high."
Description: Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. The BLS projected the growth of these jobs to be 18 percent through 2020.