The most stressful jobs of 2018
By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal
areerCast unveiled its list of the most and least stressful jobs of 2018, with the least stressful job paying a pretty good salary. CareerCast evaluated 11 stress factors: travel required, growth potential, deadlines, working in the public eye, competition in the field, physical demands, environmental conditions, hazards encountered on a regular basis, own life at risk, life of others at risk and meeting or interacting with the public act large.
When searching for a profession with low stress, it’s important to keep in mind the job’s growth outlook, For example, jeweler made the low-stress jobs list, but it has a negative growth outlook of -3 percent.
On the other hand, operations research analyst comes in as the ninth least stressful job and has a 27 percent growth outlook.
How much stress a worker feels can vary depending on the field, and stressors can vary dramatically from job to job, said Kyle Kensing, online content editor for CareerCast.com.
“While the nature of fears and stressors for the 10 most stressful jobs are different, they are common fears just the same,” says Kensing. “For those who thrive on stress, one of our most stressful professions may be a good fit for you.”