We’ve all heard it: “If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.” But how easy—or realistic—is that? Unfortunately, actual happiness at work is not nearly as common as the catch phrase—less than half of Americans reported happiness with their jobs in 2011.

Being happy at the office is important for our mental well-being, but it's not just that. Check out this infographic to learn how engaged employees positively affect their work environment (and the bottom line), plus take a look at the careers that seem to have the best handle on happiness.

Home page photo courtesy of Adria Richards. Infographic courtesy of Daily Infographic.