Friday, October 16, 2015
The following was posted by Dr. Nancy Pearcey [author of Total Truth] on her Facebook page this week (October 11). With her permission, I am re-posting it here for Worldview Matters readers:
Most Meaningful Jobs--Orthopedic Surgeon and...Youth Minister!
"Topping the list for the most meaningful job is a three-way tie of jobs as different in compensation as they are in nature: orthopedic surgeon, police chief, and youth minister.
Orthopedic surgeons, those who perform surgery to correct muscujloskeletal issues, take home median pay of $337,800 each year, and 100% of respondents found strong meaning in their work. The field is heavily male-dominated, as is that of police chief. While these professionals don't bring in nearly the salaries of orthopedic surgeons, 100% found their work meaningful. The job pays a respectable median of $63,100.
Youth minister, the third part in this tie for first, pays the least by far--an annual median $35,000--but 100% of respondents still find strong meaning in the role.
While many of the roles designated as "most meaningful" are management or leadership positions like elementary school principal, assisted living administrator, or executive director of a non-profit, the majority of these jobs involve working closely with people in a helpful capacity...
To create this list, Forbes' PayScale asked workers in more than 400 jobs from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to provide compensation data and respond to questions about whether they feel their work makes the world a better place."
For more on this study, see http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/the-most-and-least-meaningful-jobs/ar-AAaZIqs?ocid=iehp#image=AAb1Xc2|1