Loan Officers among '10 happiest professions'

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Sure, there are certainly many people who have a tough time being successful in the mortgage industry, and many Loan Officers have received a bad rap in recent years, but for the most part that doesn't seem to matter...

According to a recent study by, Loan Officers have one of the most satisfying professions in the country.

The study consisted of analyzing data from more than 25,000 responses from CareerBliss website users, who were asked to rate their job satisfaction on a scale of one to five in seven categories.

Those categories were:

  • Who they work under
  • Colleagues
  • The amount of support they receive
  • Any rewards they receive for a job well done
  • Available growth opportunities
  • Company culture
  • How they do their job 
  • How daily tasks are handled

After all responses were taken into consideration, Loan Officers reaching the number 3 spot.

Although Loan Officers tend to work long hours, a large majority reported feeling an overwhelming satisfaction for helping people realize their dreams, whether it is purchasing a home or starting a business. A majority of respondents also enjoyed they variety of daily tasks, and the face-to-face time with clients.

Last year, loan officers ranked as the fourth happiest jobs with an average salary of $54,200.


Do you feel this ranking is correct? What's YOUR favorite part about being a Loan Officer?


Comments (2)

Shuchi Agrawal
Kanam Realty Group/Kanam Commercial - Flower Mound, TX
Serving Dallas / Ft. Worth

Great post.  This is definitely very interesting to know.  Have a great day!

Apr 14, 2015 04:46 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Paul - I was not aware of loan officers on of the top ten happiest profession. Thanks for the information.

Apr 14, 2015 07:09 AM