Beauty Therapists in Career Happiness Index 2012

Beauty Therapists are at the top of 2012 Career Happiness Index

City & Guilds has released the Career Happiness Index 2012, which offers broad insights into what people in the UK consider to be the most important factors contributing to their happiness at work.

Of the 2200 workers surveyed, hairdressers and beauty therapists came second with 79% saying they had the happiest skills-beased or vocational career. Other questions which the beauty therapists answered included 59% saying they felt recognised and appreciated, 61% said their work was worthwhile and meaningful whilst 48% said they get training support and development.

Below is an info graphic from City and Guilds

Overall, the Career Happiness Index shows that people in vocationally-trained and skills-based jobs, such as hairdressers and beauty therapists were happiest – 65% compared to 58% of those in largely academically trained, office-based jobs.

Self Employment – Its About Beauty Therapists

The report also looks at employment status and personal circumstances in order to understand how these can affect a person’s well-being and satisfaction levels at work. It showed that:

  • Self-employed people are overwhelmingly happier at work (85%).

Nick Bradley, Group Director at City & Guilds comments: “It’s particularly interesting to see that those who have taken the vocational route are happiest and feel the most pride in their work; there’s certainly something to be said from learning specific skills and working your way up the career ladder.”

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