Ranking Jobs … By Their Stress Level

According to a CareerCast.com report, choose a career related to health care rather than the media if you want to reduce stress on the job. Remember, that’s their findings, not mine. Not sure how much to put into the analysis, but here are the rankings:

The criteria used by CareerCast.com researchers include 11 different factors that invoke stress. Each factor was assigned a range of points, and a high score was given if it was a major part of the job, while fewer points were given if it wasn’t normally required.

The most stressful job was found to be commerical airline pilot, but four of the top 10 were media related.

CareerCast.com’s Highest Stress Professions:

Commercial Airline Pilot
Public Relations Executive
Corporate Executive, Senior
Advertising Account Executive
Emergency Medical Technician
Real Estate Agent

Audiologist, a practitioner who assesses and treats hearing disorders, is ranked as the nation’s least stressful profession, according to the new report. More than half of the 10 least stressful professions are in the health care field.

CareerCast.com’s Lowest Stress Professions:

Software Engineer
Computer Programmer
Dental Hygienist
Speech Pathologist
Occupational Therapist

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