Work is stressful, but there’s no question about the fact that it’s necessary for survival; and, if you want the minimum amount of stress in your life, avoid these top 25 most stressful jobs in the world.
In a perfect world, we’d all work a stress-free job with ample benefits and a great salary to go along with it, but unfortunately, the world is not perfect. I don’t want to sound like a pessimist because some people do find that perfect career or job that doesn’t feel like “work” and are able to work seemingly relaxing jobs. Just the other day, I was reading an article about young adults who spend their months on an exotic island, like Bali, while working remotely. On top of working on an island where you can go surfing, enjoy great food, and a lunch visit to the spa, they make a substantial income in a place where the cost of living is relatively low. I’m still unsure of how I feel, ethically, about that expat lifestyle, however I can’t deny the fact that it looks awesome. I mean, what could be stressful about working from your computer on a beach? Unfortunately, that is not the reality for the rest of us and many people (especially Americans) spend their days slowly suffocating in a cold, bland, and stuffy office environment. If you’re looking for the opposite and attempting to find something like the top 10 least stressful jobs, steer your career search in the direction of a professor, a jeweler, or a barber.
If those sound like something you might find less stressful, steer away from the most stressful jobs in America.
If you think you’re having a bad day, think about the people with the most stressful jobs in the world. That would include police officers, firefighters, and journalists (especially in today’s political environment. While we might all debate that every job is stressful in its own way, there are just those that are simply more demanding when it comes to hours and tasks. Some might be stressful in terms of work environment and the nature of the job itself, while many say certain criteria make a job more stressful than others. Whether it’s the difficulty of the job, the pressures, or the demands and deadlines, many factors influence stress. The American Psychological Association says things like trauma on the job and a sense of powerlessness among other things make people feel more stressed about their job.
However, it must be noted that people have different views and opinions when it comes to stress, and what’s stressful to one person might not be as hard to another. On this note, we had to use averaging as our methodology in determining which jobs belong to the list. In looking for the most stressful jobs in the world, we had to check the Internet for related articles from reputable websites. In this case, we sourced our information from the American Psychological Association, the Harvard Business Review and Health. We took out every job appearing in all sources and ranked them according to their ranking from where they appeared.
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