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Software engineer


Staring at a computer all day might not seem healthy, but software engineers are doing something right. The position topped both's Best Jobs list (software engineer) and's Happiest Jobs list (software quality assurance engineer was first; software engineer, 15th) for 2012.

"Those are the places people want to work, the Googles, the Intels, the more progressive companies that hold their workers accountable for the work they produce, not necessarily the hours they spend in the office," says Dr. Chosewood.

Sitting all day can have drawbacks. Some companies are experimenting with standing desks and conference rooms, and treadmill workstations.

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