The Work-Life Balance rating captures how much any profession will affect lifestyle.
Why is it important?
Finding the appropriate balance between career, ambition, health, family, and leisure activities can improve our performance on the job.
How is this score calculated?
Based on interviews and an assessment of literature, U.S. News editors assign qualitative work-life balance ratings for each occupation. Similar to stress level, it's important to note that work-life balance may vary significantly among individuals and with specific job circumstances.
Our qualitative work-life balance ratings are translated to scores on a 10-point scale. A rating of "High" translates to 10 points (the highest score), a rating of "Above Average" translates to 8 points, a rating of "Average" translates to 6 points, a rating of "Below Average" translates to 4 points, and a rating of "Low" translates to 2 points (the lowest score).