Slideshow Most stressful jobs of 2016

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  • May 08 2016, 1:22am EDT
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Most stressful jobs of 2016

From physical danger to psychological stress, some jobs might not be right for someone with a low pressure threshold. According to a new CareerCast report on the most and least stressful jobs of 2016, here are 10 where stress can be a major issue.

10. Taxi driver

Taxi drivers generally work erratic hours, including late nights and weekends. Drivers frequently deal with bad weather conditions as well; all while being confined to their vehicles all day.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 46.33

Annual Median Salary: $23,210

Growth Outlook: 13%

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9. Newspaper reporter

Documenting important local and world events under the public’s watchful eye requires taking risks, typically for low pay and the constant threat of newspaper closures and layoffs. Such is the daily life of a newspaper reporter, who does it all while under demanding deadlines.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 46.76

Annual Median Salary: $37,200

Growth Outlook: -9%

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8. Broadcaster

Another job in the public eye, stress can be high when appearing live on camera or behind the microphone.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 47.30

Annual Median Salary: $29,010

Growth Outlook: -11%

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7. Corporate executive

This competitive job demands detailed knowledge of the financial community, economic trends as well as technological developments and their implications. Executives are expected to excel in many different fields at once, and face daily pressure to make far-reaching decisions.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 47.46

Annual Median Salary: $102,750

Growth Outlook: 6%

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6. Public relations executive

PR specialists make speeches and give presentations, often in front of large crowds. And due to the highly competitive field, specialists must work quickly and creatively to meet numerous deadlines.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 48.46

Annual Median Salary: $55,680

Growth Outlook: 6%

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5. Event coordinator

Event coordinators must ensure gatherings such as seminars, weddings and parties go smoothly. Because setting up these events means meeting strict deadlines, and the groups involved can span a wide range of attendees, the stress associated with this job can be high.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 49.93

Annual Median Salary: $46,490

Growth Outlook: 10%

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4. Police officer

The motto of police officers’ work is “to protect and serve.” It’s a mantra that clearly defines the stress related to the job, as police officers are asked to protect citizens while at the same time serving their communities’ best interests.



Jobs Rated Stress Score: 53.82

Annual Median Salary: $58,630

Growth Outlook: 4%

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3. Airline pilot

Airline pilots are responsible for the safety of thousands of passengers every month, only adding to the stress of the job.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 60.46

Annual Median Salary: $103,390

Growth Outlook: 5%

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2. Firefighter

Firefighters face dangerous situations in ever-changing conditions, and their work is not limited to battling blazes. In addition, firefighters also assist with medical emergencies and natural disasters.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 60.59

Annual Median Salary: $45,970

Growth Outlook: 5%

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1. Enlisted military personnel

The men and women of the United States Armed Forces are tasked with protecting the entirety of the nation, both domestically and abroad, and often are placed in harm's way.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 84.78

Annual Median Salary: $27,936

Growth Outlook: N/A

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