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.
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
Elegance woman typing on computer in an office or at home, focus on hands, unrecognizable person.
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8. Public relations executive
Median salary: $107,320 Projected job growth: 10% Stress level: 49.44
Smiling portrait of a weatherman reporting for the news
Median salary: $56,680 Projected job growth: -1% Stress level: 49.83
6. Newspaper reporter
Median salary: $37,820 Projected job growth: -11% Stress level: 49.90
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
3. Airline pilot
Median salary: $105,270 Projected job growth: 4% Stress level: 61.07
Median salary: $48,030 Projected job growth: 7% Stress level: 72.43
1. Enlisted military personnel
Median salary: $26,054 Projected job growth: 0% Stress level: 72.47
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