Seven High-Stress Jobs and What They Pay

high-stress jobs
high-stress jobs

by Lydia Frank

If you've ever had a job, you've likely experienced stress related to that job. And most of us expect to deal with some level of work-related stress. It's inevitable, isn't it? However, work stress can lead to some serious consequences for both workers and employers.

For example, health care expenditures are nearly 50 percent greater for workers who report high levels of stress, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Plus, studies also show that stressful working conditions are associated with "increased absenteeism, tardiness and intentions by workers to quit their jobs -- all of which have a negative effect on the bottom line," according to NIOSH.