Firefighters Top Ranking of Most Stressful Jobs

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Think your job is stressful? You've got it cushy, pal! Unless you're employed in one of the occupations listed here, of course, in CareerCast's annual roundup of the most stressful jobs of 2015.

Based on the news reports of the past few months, you might expect police officers to take the top spot, but the crown actually went to firefighters--whose jobs, CareerCast publisher Tony Lee said, are impacted not only by dangerous, violent situations, but the budget cuts and flatlining salaries affecting fire department across the nation.

While you will find police officers on the list, you'll also see some less-expected occupations--like actors, whose lifelong hustle for the next gig is the kind of scenario that gives most freelancers heart palpitations.

In other news, what's the least stressful job of 2015? Hair stylists, CareerCast says. Hey, you could blind someone with that spray bottle!

Click through below to check out the top ten, or head over to CareerCast for more on their methodology.

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Firefighters Top Ranking of Most Stressful Jobs

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 71.59
Median Annual Salary: $45,600
Projected Growth by 2022: 7%

> Find a job as a firefighter

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 70.78
Median Annual Salary: $28,840
Projected Growth by 2022: N/A

> Find a military job

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 63.11
Median Annual Salary: $196,300
Projected Growth by 2022: N/A

> Find a military job

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 60.46
Median Annual Salary: $98,410
Projected Growth by 2022: -1%

> Find a job as a pilot

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 50.82
Median Annual Salary: $56,980
Projected Growth by 2022: 5%

> Find a job as a police officer

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 50.33
Median Annual Salary: $46,070
Projected Growth by 2022: 4%

> Find a job as an actor

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 50.30
Median Annual Salary: $60,070
Projected Growth by 2022: 2%

> Find a job as a broadcaster

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 49.93
Median Annual Salary: $45,810
Projected Growth by 2022: 33%

> Find a job as an events coordinator

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 49.22
Median Annual Salary: $42,530
Projected Growth by 2022: 3%

> Find a job as a photojournalist

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 48.76
Median Annual Salary: $37,090
Projected Growth by 2022: -13%

> Find a job as a reporter

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