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Best 29 careers for a work-life balance
Striking that perfect balance between personal and work time has been a challenge for both employers and employees. More and more, top talent has been looking for work that provides the flexibility to also live life. Employer-review site Glassdoor created its list of jobs that provide such a balance.

In creating 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
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28. Creative manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $106,825
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27. Research technician
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $37,320
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26. Research analyst
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $59,003
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25. Computer programmer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
Median salary: $75,076
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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
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22. Marketing coordinator
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $48,000
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21. Project analyst
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $60,000
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20. Data analyst
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $65,694
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19. Technical editor
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $61,486
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18. Content manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $73,909
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17. Web designer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $61,198
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16. PHP developer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: $79,923
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15. Social media manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Median salary: 54,908
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14. Library assistant
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: 28,929
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13. Substitute teacher
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: $25,178
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12. Scrum master
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: $89,428
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11. Marketing analyst
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: $65,000
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10. Research engineer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Median salary: $103,029
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9. DevOps engineer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $110,000
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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
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6. Recruiting coordinator
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $48,000
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5. UI designer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $84,500
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4. Strategy manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Median salary: $110,487
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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
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