What are the most stressful jobs (assuming you still have a job)? Adicio’s CareerCast.com took a look at 200 jobs and came up with the following list:
Surgeons are at the top of the list, followed by commercial airline pilot and…photojournalist? Well, OK, if you’re in a war zone or hurricane.
CareerCast.com researchers looked at 21 different job demands which can be expected to invoke stress. Each demand was assigned a range of points, and a high score was given if the demand was a major part of the job.
Photojournalists, for example, face daily deadlines, receiving maximum points in this category, while actuaries received the least since they seldom have deadlines. Data came from such sources as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as information provided by trade associations and industry groups.
Rounding out the list of the five most stressful jobs are advertising account executives (yes, stressful indeed in today’s economy) and real estate agents (say no more).
Among the least stressful jobs: actuaries, dieticians, statisticians and astronomers