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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.
1. Lab scientist.jpg
Portrait of a smiling young chemist in the lab with a female coworker in the background
29. Lab assistant
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $28,000
2. Creative manager.jpg
Successful Asian woman working at a creative office with a wall chart at the background
28. Creative manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $106,825
3. Research technician.jpg
two scientist using digital tablet in laboratory
27. Research technician
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $37,320
4. Research analyst.jpg
Woman working at home online sketching growth graphs - business concepts
26. Research analyst
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $59,003
4. Computer programmer.jpg
Five young people running their coding startup company. Working from the house like business incubator. Sitting and collaborating. Using their laptops for coding. Selective focus to young man with glasses talking to his coworker. Shot with Canon EOS 5Ds.
25. Computer programmer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $75,076
5. Client manager.jpg
a young graduate sits across the table from her interview panel full of confidence and positivity energy . She is holding her cv and smiling at the interview panel before her and shakes hands with the new boss.She is wearing blue trousers with an orange suit jacket . in the foreground we can see the back of two of the panel , a man and a woman.
24. Client manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $67,462
6. Recruiting manager.jpg
Young confident businesswoman shakes the hand of her potential new employer at her interview
23. Recruiting manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $72,000
7. Marketing coordinator.jpg
Two start-up business people discussing layout and colors with laptop.
22. Marketing coordinator
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $48,000
8. Project analyst.jpg
A photo of mature businesswoman examining documents at desk. Concentrated professional is analysing papers in office. Executive is in formals.
21. Project analyst
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $60,000
9. Data analyst.jpg
A photo of concentrated businessman drawing graph on glass wall. Thoughtful male professional is analysing strategy. Mature manager is working in office.
20. Data analyst
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $65,694
10. Technical editor.jpg
Cropped shot of a businesswoman working at her deskhttp://195.154.178.81/DATA/i_collage/pi/shoots/784296.jpg
19. Technical editor
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $61,486
11. Content manager.jpg
Business woman dominates the meeting standing up giving instructions while other members sit looking and listening. Female woman is pointing to notes etc in front of her on the whiteboard.
18. Content manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $73,909
12. Web designer.jpg
Mid 20's male hipster using graphic tablet for design and drawing purposes.Sitting on spiral stairs in a loft,wearing eyeglasses and red cap indoors.he has full grown beard.
17. Web designer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $61,198
13. PHP developer.jpg
Young developers working in their start-up home office. They are brainstorming, woman holding pencil and writing while talking with her coworker. They are collaborating. Top view. Location is released.
16. PHP developer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $79,923
14. Social media manager.jpg
Young woman is working at home
15. Social media manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: 54,908
15. Library assistant.jpg
Pretty Asian teaching assistant or college student is looking at the camera and standing in college library holding a digital tablet. She is wearing glasses and is wearing a purple sweater. Students are studying and using computers in the background.
14. Library assistant
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: 28,929
16. Substitute teacher.jpg
Concentrated senior female mathemathics professor writing a formula to the chalkboard.. Personal Perspective, Selective focus, small DOF. Natural interior light.
13. Substitute teacher
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: $25,178
17. Scrum master.jpg
Coworkers brainstorming together on a project at the office, ussing adhesive note
12. Scrum master
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: $89,428
18. Marketing analyst.jpg
Woman working at the office on her computer and looking at the camera smiling
11. Marketing analyst
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: $65,000
19. Research engineer.jpg
QC inspector engineer
10. Research engineer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: $103,029
20. DevOps engineer.jpg
Female engineer working on a computer in the office.
9. DevOps engineer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $110,000
21. Mobile developer.jpg
Young female designer texting on smart phone in office. There are some other people working in background.
8. Mobile developer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $101,318
22. Technical account manager.jpg
Businessman working at his desk.
7. Technical account manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $75,000
23. Recruiting coordinator.jpg
Shot of two businesspeople shaking hands in an officehttp://195.154.178.81/DATA/i_collage/pu/shoots/806073.jpg
6. Recruiting coordinator
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $48,000
24. UI designer.jpg
Shot of coworkers discussing something on a digital tablet
5. UI designer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $84,500
25. Strategy manager.jpg
Shot of a group of colleagues having a brainstorming session at work
4. Strategy manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $110,487
26. Data scientist.jpg
Mid adult male scientist reading scientific data in a laboratory.
3. Data scientist
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $112,000
27. UX designer.jpg
Young creative woman sitting in the office and working on a computer.
2. UX designer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1
Median salary: $95,000
28. Corporate recruiter.jpg
Beautiful female manager listening to businessman at workplace
1. Corporate recruiter
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1
Median salary: $65,000
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