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These 29 jobs have the best work-life balance

Do you feel like your work never stops and you’re logging countless hours each week? Well, you’re not alone. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Factbook, Americans work an average of 34.4 hours a week — the longest of any other country in the world — and receive the fewest vacation days. But, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Career website Glassdoor spent the past year gathering employee feedback and created a list of the 29 best jobs for work-life balance based on a 5-point scale, with 1 being very dissatisfied and 5 meaning very satisfied. Whether it’s the option to work remotely, set a flexible schedule, unplug over the weekend or take advantage of a generous vacation policy, these plum jobs are spread across a number of industries, and can be found at a wide variety of companies hiring.

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There are actually jobs that let you work hard and enjoy life too.

So what are the top jobs that won’t leave you working 24/7? A career as corporate recruiter topped the list with a work-life balance rating of 4.1, median salary of $65,000 and 1,269 job openings.

"Rather than some professions that are centered around interoffice teamwork, recruiting is all about making connections with the outside world: the candidates who will hopefully turn into qualified new employees," Allison Berry, Glassdoor community expert, told TODAY. "Because of this, recruiters often work a flex schedule to cater to candidates and their schedules."

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Coming in at No. 2 is a UX designer with the same rating of 4.1, a median salary of $95,000 and 1,139 job openings. Data scientist, strategy manager and UI designer round out the top five with ratings of 4. And these are just some of the many technology jobs that made the list.

"Tech employees typically have more flexibility when it comes to their hours, either working from home, setting their own hours, or coming into the office later than 10 a.m.," noted Berry. "The high demand for these jobs gives candidates more leverage in negotiating how they'd like to set their schedule."

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The average work-life balance rating on Glassdoor is currently 3.2, which has held steady over the past four years, but has been in decline over the long term. In 2009, the average work-life balance rating was 3.5.

In terms of jobs where work-life balance may need some improvement, being a reporter topped the list with a work-life balance rating of 3 and surprisingly a mental health therapist came in with a 2.7 rating.

Curious which other jobs have good work-life balance options? Check out the full list below:

1. Corporate Recruiter

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1
  • Median Salary: $65,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,269

2. UX Designer

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1
  • Median Salary: $95,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,139

3. Data Scientist

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4
  • Median Salary: $112,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,106

4. Strategy Manager

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4
  • Median Salary: $110,487
  • Number of Job Openings: 595

5. UI Designer

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4
  • Median Salary: $84,500
  • Number of Job Openings: 615

6. Recruiting Coordinator

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4
  • Median Salary: $48,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 604

7. Technical Account Manager

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4
  • Median Salary: $75,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,035

8. Mobile Developer

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4
  • Median Salary: $101,318
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,074

9. Devops Engineer

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4
  • Median Salary: $110,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,536

10. Research Engineer

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
  • Median Salary: $103,029
  • Number of Job Openings: 483

11. Marketing Analyst

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
  • Median Salary: $65,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,033

12. Scrum Master

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
  • Median Salary: $89,428
  • Number of Job Openings: 686

13. Substitute Teacher

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
  • Median Salary: $25,178
  • Number of Job Openings: 420

14. Library Assistant

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
  • Median Salary: $28,929
  • Number of Job Openings: 356

15. Social Media Manager

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
  • Median Salary: $54,908
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,060

16. PHP Developer

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
  • Median Salary: $79,923
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,622

17. Web Designer

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
  • Median Salary: $61,198
  • Number of Job Openings: 485

18. Content Manager

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
  • Median Salary: $73,909
  • Number of Job Openings: 544

19. Technical Editor

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
  • Median Salary: $61,486
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,529

20. Data Analyst

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
  • Median Salary: $65,694
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,994

21. Project Analyst

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
  • Median Salary: $60,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 315

22. Marketing Coordinator

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
  • Median Salary: 48,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 11,702

23. Recruiting Manager

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
  • Median Salary: $72,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 318

24. Client Manager

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
  • Median Salary: $67,462
  • Number of Job Openings: 496

25. Computer Programmer

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
  • Median Salary: $75,076
  • Number of Job Openings: 288

26. Research Analyst

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
  • Median Salary: $59,003
  • Number of Job Openings: 353

27. Research Technician

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
  • Median Salary: $37,320
  • Number of Job Openings: 398

28. Creative Manager

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
  • Median Salary: $106,825
  • Number of Job Openings: 591

29. Lab Assistant

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7
  • Median Salary: $28,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,127
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