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Best 29 careers for a work-life balance
As the veil between life and work thins further, employees are looking to find a healthy balance. Whether offering the option to work remotely, set flexible schedules or take advantage of a generous vacation policy, these jobs from Glassdoor represent some of the best chances to break away from the work grind.

To create this list, Glassdoor researched job titles with at least 75 work-life balance ratings shared by U.S.-based employees in the past year from a minimum of 75 companies, with an employer-review ratio of at least 50%. Jobs also had to include the term “work-life balance” and/or related terms as a pro of the job in at least 20% of reviews.
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29. Lab assistant
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $28,000
2. Creative manager.jpg
28. Creative manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $106,825
3. Research technician.jpg
27. Research technician
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $37,320
4. Research analyst.jpg
26. Research analyst
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $59,003
4. Computer programmer.jpg
25. Computer programmer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $75,076
5. Client manager.jpg
24. Client manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $67,462
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23. Recruiting manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $72,000
7. Marketing coordinator.jpg
22. Marketing coordinator
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $48,000
8. Project analyst.jpg
21. Project analyst
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $60,000
9. Data analyst.jpg
20. Data analyst
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $65,694
10. Technical editor.jpg
19. Technical editor
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $61,486
11. Content manager.jpg
18. Content manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $73,909
12. Web designer.jpg
17. Web designer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $61,198
13. PHP developer.jpg
16. PHP developer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $79,923
14. Social media manager.jpg
15. Social media manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: 54,908
15. Library assistant.jpg
14. Library assistant
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: 28,929
16. Substitute teacher.jpg
13. Substitute teacher
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: $25,178
17. Scrum master.jpg
12. Scrum master
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: $89,428
18. Marketing analyst.jpg
11. Marketing analyst
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: $65,000
19. Research engineer.jpg
10. Research engineer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: $103,029
20. DevOps engineer.jpg
9. DevOps engineer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $110,000
21. Mobile developer.jpg
8. Mobile developer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $101,318
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7. Technical account manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $75,000
23. Recruiting coordinator.jpg
6. Recruiting coordinator
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $48,000
24. UI designer.jpg
5. UI designer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $84,500
25. Strategy manager.jpg
4. Strategy manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $110,487
26. Data scientist.jpg
3. Data scientist
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $112,000
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2. UX designer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1
Median salary: $95,000
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1. Corporate recruiter
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1
Median salary: $65,000