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10 Jobs With the Best Work-Life Balance

Cornerstone Editors

It's no secret that many of today's top employers promote work-life balance as a key component of company culture to recruit and retain top talent. Employers are increasingly focused on creating a workplace that values individuals not only professionally, but also personally.

But in today's 24/7 connected world, finding such balance is much easier said than done. Many job seekers are not only evaluating companies on an individual level, but also looking for career paths that allow them to manage work in conjunction with individual and family obligations, health and wellness priorities, and flexible scheduling that fits their lifestyle.

What positions actually allow for such flexibility? A recent study from job and recruiting platform Glassdoor offers some guidance: After evaluating employee feedback on Glassdoor from the past year, the company ranked the best jobs for work-life balance. (Fun fact: Three out of the top 10 best jobs for work-life balance are HR-related jobs: Data scientist, talent acquisition specialist and recruiting coordinator.) Check out the rest of the list below:

1. Data Scientist

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Data scientists bring structure to big data by finding compelling patterns and advising executives on the implications for products, processes and decisions. The growth of the role is due to the increasing interest in using statistical analysis to make informed workforce, business, healthcare and policy decisions.

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.2

Average Salary: $114,808

Job Outlook: Job growth from 2012 to 2022 is projected at 22 percent, significantly higher than the average 11 percent. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

2. SEO Manager

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SEO managers are key components of a company's interactive marketing and digital divisions, providing expertise in analytics, data and content development. They develop and grow partner-vendor relationships to help make their company's product, brand and services more visible online.

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1

Average Salary: $45,720

Job Outlook: The overall number of SEO jobs in the top 20 cities grew by 18 percent in 2015. (

3. Talent Acquisition Specialist

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This highly-valued position is responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success within an organization. Talent acquisition specialists often manage recruiting coordinators and HR generalists and build relationships with business partners to help the organization discover and retain top talent.

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Average Salary: $63,504

Job Outlook: Human resources specialist positions are projected to grow at 7 percent through 2022. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

4. Social Media Manager

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Social media managers monitor, contribute, filter, measure and otherwise guiding the social media presence of a brand, product, individual or corporation.

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Average Salary: $40,000

Job Outlook: Many social media managers work closely with public relations, an area that is growing slightly above average at 12 percent. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

5. Substitute Teacher

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Substitute teachers do not have employment contracts with schools, but teach while contract teachers are out due to illness, short term absence, sabbatical leave or other types of absences. The growth in private, charter and specialized schools is expanding the opportunity for substitute teachers to work in a wider variety of environments.

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9

Average Salary: $24,380

Job Outlook: Employment growth will vary by region. Those with specialized skills, such as Spanish or special education, may find unique opportunities. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

6. Recruiting Coordinator

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Recruiting coordinators support HR and talent acquisition teams with job postings, resume review, coordinating interviews, preparing job descriptions, updating the company applicant tracking system and more.

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9

Average Salary: $44,700

Job Outlook: Employment of human resources specialists, such as recruiting coordinators, is projected to grow 7 percent from 2012 to 2022. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

7. UX Designer

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UX designers focus on the look, feel and usability of technology tools, such as apps and websites.

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9

Average Salary: $91,440

Job Outlook: Opportunities in the web development field are expected to increase by 20 percent through 2022. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

8. Digital Marketing Manager

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Provides strategy, leadership and direction for all digital and interactive marketing initiatives, focusing on analytics, advertising, SEO, email marketing and more.

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9

Average Salary: $70,052

Job Outlook: Marketing manager jobs are predicted to grow by 12 percent through 2022. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

9. Marketing Assistant

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Marketing assistants work closely with marketing managers to assist with the administrative, communication, social media and project planning within a marketing department.

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8

Average Salary: $32,512

Job Outlook: The marketing assistant role will likely see similar growth to marketing managers — 12 percent through 2022. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

10. Web Developer

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Web developers design, program and maintain web sites.

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8

Average Salary: $66,040

Job Outlook: Similar to UX designers, web development jobs are expected to increase by 20 percent through 2022. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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