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The 29 best jobs in America for work-life balance

While serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis only stops working when he sleeps, most of us want a healthy work-life balance.

To compile its 2016 list of the best jobs for having a life outside of work, job search site Glassdoor analyzed anonymous reports and feedback from its users.

For a job to make the list, there had to be at least 75 work-life balance ratings on that job title from employees at a minimum of 75 different companies from September 2015 to September 2016.

Here are Glassdoor's 29 best careers for work-life balance in the U.S., ranked by work-life balance scores.

1. Corporate recruiter

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1

Median Salary: $65,000

Number of Job Openings: 1,269

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2. UX designer

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1

Median Salary: $95,000

Number of Job Openings: 1,139

3. Data scientist

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Median Salary: $112,000

Number of Job Openings: 2,106

4. Strategy manager

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Median Salary: $110,487

Number of Job Openings: 595

5. UI designer

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Median Salary: $84,500

Number of Job Openings: 615

6. Technical account manager

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Median Salary: $75,000

Number of Job Openings: 1,035

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7. Recruiting coordinator

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Median Salary: $48,000

Number of Job Openings: 604

8. Mobile developer

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Median Salary: $101,318

Number of Job Openings: 2,074

9. DevOps engineer

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Median Salary: $110,000

Number of Job Openings: 1,536

10. Marketing analyst

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9

Median Salary: $65,000

Number of Job Openings: 3,033

11. Scrum master

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9

Median Salary: $89,428

Number of Job Openings: 686

12. Substitute teacher

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9

Median Salary: $25,178

Number of Job Openings: 420

A substitute teacher at Hueneme School in Port Hueneme, gives a lesson to kindergarteners on Friday afternoon.
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A substitute teacher at Hueneme School in Port Hueneme, gives a lesson to kindergarteners on Friday afternoon.

13. Research engineer

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9

Median Salary: $103,029

Number of Job Openings: 483

14. Library assistant

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9

Median Salary: $28,929

Number of Job Openings: 356

15. Social media manager

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8

Median Salary: $54,908

Number of Job Openings: 1,060

16. Content manager

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8

Median Salary: $73,909

Number of Job Openings: 544

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17. PHP developer

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8

Median Salary: $79,923

Number of Job Openings: 1,622

18. Web designer

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8

Median Salary: $61,198

Number of Job Openings: 485

19. Technical editor

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8

Median Salary: $61,486

Number of Job Openings: 1,529

20. Marketing coordinator

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8

Median Salary: 48,000

Number of Job Openings: 11,702

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21. Recruiting manager

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8

Median Salary: $72,000

Number of Job Openings: 318

22. Data analyst

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8

Median Salary: $65,694

Number of Job Openings: 1,994

23. Project analyst

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8

Median Salary: $60,000

Number of Job Openings: 315

24. Lab assistant

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7

Median Salary: $28,000

Number of Job Openings: 1,127

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25. Client manager

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7

Median Salary: $67,462

Number of Job Openings: 496

26. Computer programmer

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7

Median Salary: $75,076

Number of Job Openings: 288

27. Creative manager

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7

Median Salary: $106,825

Number of Job Openings: 591

28. Research technician

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7

Median Salary: $37,320

Number of Job Openings: 398

29. Research analyst

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.7

Median Salary: $59,003

Number of Job Openings: 353