Brian Nicholson, Deseret News

Not all jobs create equal satisfaction, according to a study done by myplan.com. Here are the top 10 jobs that the specialists in the field were most satisfied.

10 Therapists - other
Brian Nicholson, Deseret News

Percent satisfied: 77.1 percent

Average annual salary: $54,400

Total employed: 13,440

Education required: At least a bachelor's degree. Often higher education required.

9 College Instructors - other
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Percent satisfied: 77.3 percent

Average annual salary: $74,330

Total employed: 205,760

Education required: Range from expertise in a particular field to a Ph.D. depending on the subject and institution.

8 Criminal investigators and special agents
Michael Brandy, Deseret News

Percent satisfied: 77.5

Average annual salary: $65,860

Total employed: 110,380

Education required: Most require a four-year bachelor's degree.

7 Managers/ Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care workers
Mike Terry, Deseret News

Percent satisfied: 78.6 percent

Average annual salary: $43,720

Total employed: 20,200

Education required: Most require vocational schooling, on-the-job experience or an associates degree. Some may require a bachelor's.

6 Educational, Vocational and school Counselors
Michale Brandy, Deseret News

Percent satisfied:78.8 percent

Average annual salary: $55,030

Total employed: 251,050

Education required: Bachelor's degree at a minimum, but graduate school and possibly Ph.D. degrees could be required.

5 College Professors - Communications
Mike Terry, Deseret News

Percent satisfied: 79.2 percent

Average annual salary: $65,190

Total employed: 25,090

Education required: A bachelor's degree at a minimum, but mayn require graduate and Ph.D. degrees.

4 Pediatricians - General
Fourth Street Clinic to Deseret News

Percent satisfied: 80 percent

Average annual salary: $161,410

Total employed: 29,460

Education required: A Bachelor's degree at a minimum, but many require graduate and M.D.

3 Aircraft Assemblers - structures, surfaces, rigging and systems
Official U.S. Navy Imagery via flickr

Percent satisfied: 83.3 percent

Average annual salary: $44,600

Total employed: 39,870

Education required: Most require vocational training, on-the-job experience or an associates degree. Sometimes a Bachelor's degree may be required.

2 Municipal Fire Fighters
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Percent satisfied: 90 percent

Average annual salary: $47,270

Total employed: 305,500

Education required: Most require training in vocational schools, on-the-job experience, or an associates degree. Some require a bachelor's degree.

1 Singers
Tom Smart, Deseret News

Percent satisfied: 91.7 percent

Average hourly wage: $29.10

Total employed: 47,260

Education required: Usually a high school diploma and vocational training. Some cases require an associate's or bachelor's degree.