You Think Your Job Sucks? Take a Look at the 10 Most Stressful Jobs
Every employed person feels stress. How much stress we experience can vary depending on the profession and the position. According to a 2017 report by the American Psychological Association, the amount of stress we feel has risen for the first time in a decade. Money and career-related issues are the 2 prime causes of this.
Bright Side brings you the findings of a survey conducted by Careercast to find out which job people rated as the most stressful.
10. Taxi driver
Dealing with unruly, lunatic, and drunk passengers, along with bad traffic, makes the taxi driver’s job rank 10th on the list of most stressful jobs.
- Median salary: $24,300
- Stress level: 48.11
9. Senior corporate executive
What can worry you if you’re at the top of the corporate ladder, receiving a hefty paycheck? Everything. To keep the organization running smoothly, a senior executive must work long hours, make decisions that impact the organization and all of its employees, and try to stay ahead in the cutthroat competitive corporate world.
- Median salary: $181,210
- Stress level: 48.71
8. Public relations executive
PR executives are responsible for the reputations of the clients they work for. They must be ready to work for long hours, at any time of day. And as we all know, dealing with public figures and celebrities and managing their affairs is no cakewalk.
- Median salary: $107,320
- Stress level: 49.44
7. News anchor
Facing the camera and public speaking are both stressful and the TV news anchor has to face both daily. From being ready all day long to be in front of the camera in the event of breaking news, to facing powerful people and asking them tough questions — this is no easy task and would take a toll on anyone.
- Median salary: $56,680
- Stress level: 49.83
6. Newspaper reporter
Newspaper reporters often work in hostile areas, for long hours, with stringent deadlines, and relatively low pay. Also, in recent years the newspaper industry has been struggling to keep pace with the internet age so layoffs have become very common.
- Median salary: $37,820
- Stress level: 49.90
5. Event coordinator
Event coordinators get hired only for events that are important for their client which means that everything at the event must be perfect. Be it a corporate meeting or a wedding, clients always want everything to be perfect. To survive in this industry, having good networking skills and being a hands-on problem solver are important.
- Median salary: $47,350
- Stress level: 51.15
4. Police officer
Police officers have a lot on their plates. Strange work hours, coming face to face with society’s rogue elements, and being there to help anyone when bad things happen is sure to cause a lot of stress.
- Median salary: $61,600
- Stress level: 51.97
3. Airline pilot
Being the only person responsible for the safety of hundreds of passengers and flying for long hours, coupled with bad weather conditions can be extremely stressful.
- Median salary: $105,270
- Stress level: 61.07
There’s no denying that firefighting is a stressful profession. Firefighters risk their lives daily to save others. The need to make split-second decisions in hazardous conditions make this profession number 2 on the list.
- Median salary: $48,030
- Stress level: 72.43
1. Enlisted military personnel
While serving in the armed forces is a matter of pride, the long separation from home and family along with being in wartorn zones watching friends and colleagues get injured or lose life can be extremely stressful both physically and mentally.
- Median salary: $26,054
- Stress level: 72.47
Bonus: President of the United States
Sometimes the most stressful job can be the one that is so stressful that it doesn’t even get featured in any of the “most stressful job” surveys, maybe that’s because there’s only one President of the United States at any given time.
Why do you think that President of the United States wasn’t featured in the survey? Please let us know in the comments below.