Most people think they have the most stressful job – that’s only natural. And without doubt, almost every job has unique brands of stress. But let’s face it, there are some jobs that are just way more stressful than others. But which ones are they and what makes them so?
So I bring to you the so considered 5 most stressful jobs on the planet.
1. Newspaper reporter
Life as a print journalist is not easy.
First of all the pay is low and very few strike it rich as a newspaper reporter. But the reasons the stress levels are so high are because the job is demanding in many respects. This is a job with long and unpredictable hours covering meetings, trials, and breaking news. It’s not uncommon to work all day on a story, receive follow-up calls from editors well after you’ve handed the story in, and then get called in the middle of a night to cover a murder or major accident. Good reporters are never really off duty.
2. Police officer
If your job consists of potentially putting your life on the line every time you punch in, that’s stressful.
Police officers never know what they’ll be dealing with on any particular shift. From breaking up domestic disputes to high speed chases to shootouts, it’s all on the table. Even routine speeding tickets can turn deadly at a moment’s notice, which is why police officers can never drop their guard for a second.
3. Commercial airline pilot
Soar miles above the Earth while traveling hundreds of miles per hour with a few hundred people entrusting you with their lives? That can be stressful.
Yet that’s exactly what commercial airline pilots do day after day. Sure the technology today is advanced and some people claim “the planes basically fly themselves,” but try telling that to pilots like Captain.
Firefighters choose an occupation that consists of running into a burning building when everyone else is trying like hell to get out.
This is yet another profession on our list that only exists because people are in dire straits and in need of rescue. And while much of the job is battling infernos at homes, schools, and offices, many firefighters are also licensed EMTs who assist at accident scenes and other endeavors like water rescues. Working conditions are hazardous and dangerous to one’s health, lives are on the line each and every shift, and the very real possibility of burning to death (or seeing someone burned) exists at all times. It’s the definition of stress.
Where we have people stressing and pissing themselves off all day, we have some people who chose the best and the most calm career options. Let’s explore some jobs which are considered least stressful.
Collect, analyze and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs and satellite data.
2. Judicial law clerks
Considerably, a low stressed job. Assist judges in court or by conducting research and preparing legal documents.
3. Hand sewers
Sew, join, reinforce or finish, usually with needle and thread, a variety of manufactured items. Includes weavers and stitchers.