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10 most stressful jobs of 2018

From physical danger to psychological stress, some jobs might not be right for someone with a low pressure threshold. A new CareerCast report ranks the most and least stressful jobs of 2018 by totaling 11 different job demands, which can reasonably be expected to evoke stress, and associated point ranges for each stressor. Those include:

· Travel, 0-10
· Growth potential (income divided by 100)
· Physical demands (stoop, climb, etc.), 0-14
· Conditions, 0-13
· Hazards encountered, 0-5
· Meeting the public, 0-8
· Competitiveness, 0-15
· Risk of death, 0-8
· Life of another at risk, 0-10
· Deadlines, 0-9
· Working in the public-eye, 0-5

When computing a score for each occupation, points were added together for all 11 categories. According to the report, here are the 10 most stressful jobs of 2018.
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10. Taxi driver

Median salary: $24,300
Projected job growth: 5%
Stress level: 48.11
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9. Senior corporate executive

Median salary: $181,210
Projected job growth: 8%
Stress level: 48.71
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8. Public relations executive

Median salary: $107,320
Projected job growth: 10%
Stress level: 49.44
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7. Broadcaster

Median salary: $56,680
Projected job growth: -1%
Stress level: 49.83
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6. Newspaper reporter

Median salary: $37,820
Projected job growth: -11%
Stress level: 49.90
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5. Event coordinator

Median salary: $47,350
Projected job growth: 10%
Stress level: 51.15
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4. Police officer

Median salary: $61,600
Projected job growth: 7%
Stress level: 51.97
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3. Airline pilot

Median salary: $105,270
Projected job growth: 4%
Stress level: 61.07
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2. Firefighter

Median salary: $48,030
Projected job growth: 7%
Stress level: 72.43
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1. Enlisted military personnel

Median salary: $26,054
Projected job growth: 0%
Stress level: 72.47

To view the full report, click here.
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