Some jobs simply aren’t worth it. They pay little, require you to travel and work 50 or 60 hours per week, and ultimately erode your mental and physical stamina. In short, they’re stressful jobs. And if you can’t handle them, you’re sure to be torn asunder by the stress and demands, ultimately looking for a new job or career track. This is why there are jobs out there that seemingly nobody wants, despite certain perks and relatively high pay.
Perhaps, though, you enjoy a challenge? Or you simply have a gift for dealing with stress, and can manage high demands better than most. In that case, taking on one of these jobs may be a good route. But just what types of jobs are we talking about, anyway?
CareerCast’s annual Most Stressful Jobs report outlines the top 10.
“Job stress can come from a variety of different origins: a hazardous work environment, difficult-to-meet deadlines, heavy physical demands, and imminent danger. The annual CareerCast.com 2017 report on the most stressful jobs considers 11 factors to try to paint the most detailed picture of which careers face the most stress,” the report said.
By looking at those 11 factors and ending up with a corresponding “stress score,” CareerCast’s team was able to develop a top 10 list. The 10 most stressful jobs were those with the highest stress score. Some factors taken into consideration were travel, physical demands, competition, and risk of death.
From CareerCast, here are the 10 most stressful jobs in America.