National Catholic Register

Culture of Life

Happiest Jobs

Facts of Life

BY The Editors

Oct. 9-22, 2011 Issue | Posted 10/3/11 at 5:17 PM


Forbes magazine recently released an article on the top 10 happiest jobs. blogger Steven D. Greydanus commented on each of the jobs, from manual laborers and authors to teachers and firefighters. What was No. 1? Clergy.

“How about that,” Greydanus wrote. “What do people need most of all in life? Not pleasure or power. Not career advancement or personal development. What people need most of all is meaning. And while all good and useful work has meaning, it’s not hard to understand why those whose lives are dedicated to serving God find the deepest meaning and, therefore, the most satisfaction of all.”