Most least stressful jobs 2011
Is the stress of your job giving you premature wrinkles (get natural remedies)? With unemployment still at a high (how high?), people are grateful just to be earning a paycheck. A new research study by Career Cast lists the most — and least — stressful jobs of 2011. See if your job made the cut and read about some less taxing alternatives.
Real estate agent
Stress score: 38.57
Long hours, an unpredictable housing market and a commission-based payment structure put real estate agents at No. 10 on the list of most stressful jobs of 2011.
Emergency medical technician
The stress of providing lifesaving support to patients en route to the hospital, as well as long shifts, lands emergency medical technicians ninth on the list.
We’ve heard about the stress of the stock market floor and seen evidence of it in movies . As it turns out, this is the eighth most stressful job of 2011.
The responsibility of designing a structurally sound building, while adhering to all sorts of building codes, usually under a tight deadline, lands architects seventh on the list of most stressful jobs of 2011.
Advertising account executive
Although the stars of this hit period TV show make it look easy, it turns out advertising account executives have it pretty tough. They must be creative, attentive to their clients’ needs and fine with working long hours under tight deadlines.
If you thought news anchors just read off teleprompters and called it a day, you were mistaken. These hardworking folks have had to adapt to society’s demand for 24-hour news and work hard to broadcast breaking news before the competition. Check out these funny news bloopers.
Putting themselves in the line of fire to get that perfect shot earns photojournalists a spot on the stressful job list. Tight deadlines and a more demanding news market don’t lighten the load, either.
Senior corporate executive
These corporate executives have held a spot on this list for two years running . It’s no wonder: The job requires a breadth of knowledge about business and technology.
Public relations officer
The stress of making an organization or government agency look good is high. These people often give presentations and speeches, speak to the media and are ultimately responsible for the image of an organization.
Being responsible for the safety of all passengers is a lot of pressure – so much pressure, in fact, that being a commercial pilot is No. 1 on the list of stressful jobs in 2011. The aviators have to keep to a strict schedule and often deal with jet lag and layovers.