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The most stressful and least stressful jobs of 2014

In a new report released by CareerCast.com, a website for job seekers, stress levels in the work place may have a lot to do with where you work.

The 11 factors they consider for each of the careers reviewed were:
  1. Travel (the more travel, the higher the stress)
  2. Growth potential (dead-end jobs tend to create more stress)
  3. Deadlines
  4. Working in the public eye
  5. Competitiveness within the organization
  6. Physical demands
  7. Environmental conditions
  8. Own life at risk
  9. Hazards encountered
  10. Meeting the public
  11. Life of another is at risk
The report shows that service jobs like military personnel, firefighters, and airline pilots all have higher stress levels caused from their jobs, while occupations like librarian and audiologists have lower stress levels.

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petersfairway3 January 09 2014 at 7:30 AM

I must defend the hairstylist.... I own and operate a salon in newyork,although I do nails. I have to say doing hair on stressed out busy nervous clients is very stressful!! If your running late or need to go to the bathroom, could ruin your day. Clients are never happy, always playing let's make a deal. Working 10 he days on your feet, Carpulltunnel syndrome in your hands, no paid sick time! Believe it or not Salon worker's have a very stressful job....

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SandorSarika January 09 2014 at 6:43 AM

Would be inclined to say that apparently the factors from which they derive stress levels seem to be accurate. Caterer or Planner? Just take a look at the factors. Police? Sure they have their days of stress but a full time caterer the stress is always there.

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rapidcopynyc January 09 2014 at 4:47 AM

The Blather of Wanna-Be bleeding hearts!!!

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REDTAG January 09 2014 at 4:32 AM

Stress is self induced.

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cookie5046 January 09 2014 at 3:39 AM

Seriously!?!? An Event Planner? How is that more stressful than being a Police Ofiicer or a 911 Dispatcher. COME ON!!

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Duncan January 09 2014 at 2:00 AM

As a second thought...Registered Nurse would rank very high. My brother was a nurse for 30 years and his accounts of what he had to endure here and there...made my service in teh USN for 30 years a mild comparison... So in conclusion, ranking mlitary #1 is for ground pounding soldiers and pilots but not every military job is stressful...as for me, I had a lot of fun too... MCPO, USN, Retired

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Duncan January 09 2014 at 1:53 AM

Where did they find that General's photo...not a military service I recognize, specially with the long hair... US Army Infantry of what country...with 2 ribbons... You are required to display the 3 most senior ribbons.

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sgvette January 09 2014 at 12:55 AM

OK, so 2 spots for military, but an Event planner is more stressful than a cop? Just pure brilliance, here...

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Irmeg2 January 08 2014 at 10:58 PM

Lack of communication with in the work place.

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S A CUMMINS January 08 2014 at 10:47 PM

Working for newspapers meeting deadlines . I often burn the midnight oil . As a woman I can say it's like giving Birth . But so great when you get the polish on and rest ... Even better when you can read in the papers what you gave birth to ....(:>

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