25 great jobs that let you have a life outside of work

In most jobs, the line between work and personal life is rapidly disappearing.

Thanks to 24/7 connectivity, it’s easy to check email and put in extra hours on nights, weekends, and even during vacations, says Scott Dobroski, Glassdoor‘s community expert.

“Inevitably, there are some jobs that may require more attention during and out of normal office hours,” Dobroski tells Business Insider. “Before accepting a job, job seekers should do their research to understand the hours that are expected in the role, where and how they can get their work done, and the overall nature of the job.”

Think it’s impossible to find a well-paid job that allows you a life outside of work? Think again. There are plenty, even in the tech sector.

Glassdoor recently sifted through its data to find jobs that provide the best work-life balance. Based on employee feedback and ratings on work-life balance shared on Glassdoor over the past year, the job and employer review site rated job titles on a 5-point scale, from very dissatisfied (score of 1) to very satisfied (score of 5).

Here are the jobs employees say offer the best balance between work and personal life, as well as the average annual salary and number of job openings, according to Glassdoor.

25. Front end developer

Getty/ Joe Raedle

Work-Life balance rating: 3.7

Average annual salary: $US75,000

Number of job openings: 1,337

What they do: develop the part of the website that users interact with.

24. Software developer

Shutterstock

Work-Life balance rating: 3.7

Average annual salary: $US80,000

Number of job openings: 3,330

What they do: research, design, implement, and test computer software.

23. Lab assistant

© AFP/File Thomas Samson

Work-Life balance rating: 3.7

Average annual salary: $US27,550

Number of job openings: 779

What they do: collect and process samples from various sources and use lab equipment to analyse them.

22. Solutions engineer

Shutterstock

Work-Life balance rating: 3.7

Average annual salary: $US92,456

Number of job openings: 652

What they do: work with with sales and product development teams to identify and solve customer issues.

19. Program analyst

Daniel Goodman / Business Insider

Work-Life balance rating: 3.7

Average annual salary: $US71,120

Number of job openings: 524

What they do: make improvements to operations and procedure to increase a business' profits.

17. Web designer

Work-Life balance rating: 3.8

Average annual salary: $US53,848

Number of job openings: 500

What they do: design the look and feel of a website using skills like colour scheming, graphic design, and information flow.

15. Marketing analyst

iStock

Work-Life balance rating: 3.8

Average annual salary: $US60,000

Number of job openings: 341

What they do: research and analyse market trends, competitors, potential and existing customers, and current campaigns.

14. Instructional designer

Getty

Work-Life balance rating: 3.8

Average annual salary: $US66,040

Number of job openings: 782

What they do: research and develop educational content.

13. Client manager

Justin Sullivan/Getty

Work-Life balance rating: 3.8

Average annual salary: $US71,120

Number of job openings: 503

What they do: liaise between a company and its clients.

12. Civil engineer

NASA via Getty Images

Work-Life balance rating: 3.8

Average annual salary: $US65,532

Number of job openings: 809

What they do: design and supervise large construction projects.

11. Risk analyst

Work-Life balance rating: 3.8

Average annual salary: $US69,088

Number of job openings: 208

What they do: help businesses determine the amount of financial risks involved with investments and operational costs.

10. Web developer

Shutterstock

Work-Life balance rating: 3.8

Average annual salary: $US66,040

Number of job openings: 2,117

What they do: use code to create websites.

9. Marketing assistant

Getty Images

Work-Life balance rating: 3.8

Average annual salary: $US32,512

Number of job openings: 384

What they do: help marketing managers develop sales strategies and campaigns.

8. Digital marketing manager

Shutterstock

Work-Life balance rating: 3.9

Average annual salary: $US70,052

Number of job openings: 640

What they do: develop, implement, and track digital marketing campaigns across digital channels.

7. User experience designer

Shutterstock

Work-Life balance rating: 3.9

Average annual salary: $US91,440

Number of job openings: 338

What they do: improve the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product.

6. Recruiting coordinator

Shutterstock

Work-Life balance rating: 3.9

Average annual salary: $US44,700

Number of job openings: 446

What they do: manage job postings for new hires and handle initial contact with potential candidates.

5. Substitute teacher

Chris Hondros/Newsmakers

Work-Life balance rating: 4.0

Average annual salary: $40,000

Number of job openings: 661

What they do: fill in for teachers when they are absent from school.

4. Social media manager

Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Work-Life balance rating: 3.9

Average annual salary: $US24,380

Number of job openings: 590

What they do: devise and implement a company's social media marketing strategy.

3. Talent acquisition specialist

Shutterstock

Work-Life balance rating: 4.0

Average annual salary: $US63,504

Number of job openings: 1,171

What they do: support hiring managers and businesses in all aspects of hiring.

2. Search engine optimization manager

Shutterstock

Work-Life balance rating: 4.1

Average annual salary: $US45,720

Number of job openings: 338

What they do: optimise search results by conducting research on keywords.

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