Firefighters are the happiest workers in America

David Rovella and Alexander McIntyreBloomberg News

The U.S. has long identified itself as the shining beacon of capitalism, where working hard was always in the pursuit of money. So one might presume that the happiest people would be the richest, right? Guess again.

Bloomberg’s Work Wise, our special report on how young professionals can get ahead, make money and give back, shows that some of the most contented workers don’t rake in big bucks at all.