Importance of Feeling Work Is Important and Gives a Sense of Accomplishment, by Education Level, 2006

Individuals with higher levels of education are more likely to be very satisfied with their jobs and to report that the most important job characteristics for them are that their work seems important and gives them a sense of accomplishment.

Figure 1.9b: Importance Placed by Employed Individuals Ages 25 and Older on Feeling Work Is Important and Gives a Sense of Accomplishment, by Education Level, 2006

Figure 1.9b: Importance of Feeling Work Is Important by Ed Level, 2006

Notes & Sources 

Note: Includes individuals ages 25 and older who were working full-time or part-time at the time of the survey.

Sources: National Opinion Research Center, 2006; calculations by the authors.

 

  • In 2006, 59% of college graduates reported that being able to feel their work is important and getting a sense of accomplishment from their work are the most important characteristics in a job, compared with 38% of individuals with some college education or an associate degree, 36% of high school graduates, and 21% of those without a high school diploma.