March 3, 2016

10 High Stress Jobs That You May Want To Avoid In 2016

Stress is a part of life. It’s practically impossible to avoid stress, but if you choose the right job you can reduce the amount of stress in your day to day world. That’s why we want to show you a list of The Most Stressful Jobs Of 2016. Hopefully it will help you steer clear of high strung careers that will stress you out.

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CareerCast looked at 200 different jobs to determine the most stressful jobs of the year. They determined that stress is caused by eleven job-related things: travel, deadlines, working in the public eye, competitiveness, physical demands, environmental conditions, hazards encountered, the life of oneself or others at risk, meeting and interacting with customers and/or the public, and the potential for job growth. Would you agree that these things cause stress? Learn more about CareerCast’s Stress methodology here.

In the list below, you’ll find the Jobs Rated Stress Score and the Annual Median Salary next to the career.

These are the top 10 most high stress jobs of 2016:

  1. Enlisted Military Personal – 84.78 – $27,936
  2. Firefighter – 60.59 – $45,970
  3. Airline Pilot – 60.46 – $103,390
  4. Police Officer – 53.82 – $58,630
  5. Event Coordinator – 49.93 – $46,490
  6. Public Relations Executive – 48.46 – $55,680
  7. Corporate Executive – 47.46 – $102,750
  8. Broadcaster – 47.30 – $29,010
  9. Newspaper Reporter – 46.76 – $37,200
  10. Taxi Driver – 46.33 – $23,210

Do any of these jobs sound appealing to you? Is the stress really worth it? That’s for you to decide. Many people will ultimately opt for one of The Least Stressful Jobs Of 2016. Here’s are the low stress jobs that made this list:

  1. Information Security Analyst – 3.8 – $88,890
  2. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer – 4.00 – $62,540
  3. University Professor (Tenured) – 6.94 – $70,790
  4. Hair Stylist – 7.47 – $23,200
  5. Medical Records Technician – 7.55 – $35,900
  6. Medical Laboratory Technician – 8.98 – $49,310
  7. Jeweler – 9.10 – $36870
  8. Audiologist – 9.30 – $73,060
  9. Dietician – 10.23 – $56,950
  10. Librarian – 10.58 – $56,170

Where does your job fall on the list? Learn more about the most stressful jobs of 2016 and least stressful jobs of 2016 at CareerCast.

Feel free to get an inside look at all sorts of jobs and careers with the JobMonkey Industry Guides. Enjoy!

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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