Soldier, firefighter, airline pilot most stressful jobs: Survey

Medical records technician, jeweller least stressful
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/05/2012

Enlisted military soldier earned the top spot as the most stressful job in the United States, according to the Job Stress Report by CareerCast.

The report surveyed 200 different professions and measured work environment, job competitiveness, risk and related factors.

The five most stressful jobs all involve peril and significant hazards, said CareerCast. They include firefighters, who often come in contact with poisonous gases and hazardous materials; airline pilots, who face potential terrorism and hazardous weather; military generals, who are responsible for the lives of their troops in battle; and police officers, who enforce laws and are tasked with catching criminals, it said.

The five least stressful professions are medical records technicians, jewellers, hair stylists, dressmakers/tailors and medical laboratory technicians.

Top 10 most stressful jobs

Enlisted military soldier — average income $35,580
•Firefighter — average income $45,250
•Airline pilot — average income 103,210
•Military general — average income $196,300
•Police officer — average income $53,540
•Event co-ordinator — average income $45,260
•Public relations executive — average income $91,810
•Corporate executive (senior) — average income $165,830
•Photojournalist — average income $40,000
•Taxi driver — average income $22,440.

Top 10 least stressful jobs

•Medical records technician — average income $32,350
•Jeweller — average income $35,170
•Hair stylist — average income $22,760
•Dressmaker/tailor — average income $26,560
•Medical laboratory technician — average income $36,280
•Audiologist — average income $66,660
•Precision assembler — average income $31,250
•Dietitian — average income $53,250
•Furniture upholsterer — average income $29,960
•Electrical technician — average income $56,040.

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