10 Stressful Jobs That Are Worth It


I don't know anyone who goes a day without feeling a tinge of stress, but rarely do we all pull our hair out for the same reasons. I'm panicking that my DVR failed to record my favorite TV show; a friend is celebrating her birthday and realizes she hasn't achieved any of her personal goals; another friend is worrying about his sick child.

Not exactly the same kinds of stress, but our blood pressure rises nonetheless.

At work, the causes and amounts of stress are just as varied. Every job comes with some level of stress, but some people seem to get more than their fair share. That's not to say it's a bad thing. Some people thrive on stress -- without it, they don't feel challenged. Others like to keep it to a minimum.