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User's Manual: Joints

Best and Worst Jobs for People in Pain

On-the-job pain management starts with finding an occupation that meets your needs.
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Software engineer

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This occupation can be stressful and entail a lot of sitting. But many employers in the industry are progressive. This may mean a more flexible schedule than other desk jobs, and the ability to get a standing desk and time to move around when you need it. These are often well-paying positions and come with benefits.

This position has also topped CareerCast.com's Best Jobs list (software engineer) and CareerBliss.com's Happiest Jobs list (software quality assurance engineer was first; software engineer, 15th) for 2012.

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