We looked at nine different surveys conducted to find the occupations that make us happiest, and then did our own survey of these surveys, looking for the professions that appeared most often in the top 10 of each study.
Farm workers, hairdressers and beauticians narrowly missed out being included, as did members of the clergy.
Interestingly, we didn’t discover a link between a high salary and happiness, with occupations such as gardeners, personal assistants and construction workers also making it on to our list.
So what, in fact, does make a job a happy one? We spoke to workers doing the happiest jobs in the world to find out.