Saturday, May 7, 2011

A List of the Most and Least Stressful Jobs in America, 2011

These slideshows show a list of the most and least stressful jobs, and here they are listed in one spot:

Most Stressful:

1. Commercial Pilot
2. Public Relations Officer
3. Corporate Executives (Senior)
4. Photojournalist
5. Newscaster
6. Advertising Account Executive
7. Architect
8. Stockbroker
9. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
10. Real Estate Agent

Least Stressful:

1. Audiologist
2. Dietitian
3. Software Engineer
4.Computer Programmer
5. Dental Hygienist
6. Speech Pathologist
7. Philosopher
8. Mathematician
9. Occupational Therapist
10. Chiropractor

For further information, salaries and more figures, see here.

While these lists make the point that some jobs carry more stress than others by general agreement, personally, I think jobs do not change in stress that much from year to year  (in five years, maybe).

Also, jobs vary in composition. Real estate agents and teachers, as examples, are sometimes more busy and stressed at different times of years, of the week, and responsibilities vary from school to school and office to office (with which I have firsthand experience).

Furthermore, most people envision air traffic controllers having extremely intense workplaces, and yet that occupation didn't make the official list.

Do any of these surprise you? Do you agree?

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