The Most & Least Stressful Jobs of 2014

Blaming all your new gray hair on your job? We’ve all been thereóbut according to a study from job search site CareerCast, some jobs are more stressful than others. The site’s ranking system considered a few different job demands that typically lead to stress, including deadlines, amount of travel, physical demands, competitiveness, risk to one’s own life or the life of someone else, environmental conditions and more. Here’s what they found:


The Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs of 2014

1. Enlisted military personnel
2. Military general
3. Firefighter
4. Airline pilot
5. Event coordinator
6. Public relations executive
7. Corporate executive (senior)
8. Newspaper reporter
9. Police officer
10. Taxi driver


The Top 10 Least Stressful Jobs of 2014

1. Audiologist
2. Hair stylist
3. Jeweler
4. University professor (tenured)
5. Seamstress/tailor
6. Dietitian
7. Medical records technician
8. Librarian
9. Multimedia artist
10. Drill-press operator


Is your job on one of these lists? How do you deal with stress from 9 to 5?


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Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe3 years ago

I worked at a discount store and believe me, there was a whole lot of stress to get a project done and wait on customers all day long!!!

Kamia T.
Kamia T3 years ago

The most stressful jobs I ever had were as an on-site apartment manager -- you're never "off duty," and are blamed for everything that happens, no matter whether or not it's your fault, and a customer service rep answer phones for a well-known mobile carrier. Everyone wants their problems solved now; their bill wiped out; and it's an incredibly rude environment made much worse by the fact that each call is timed -- with you HAVING to finish in a certain limit.

Sue H.
Sue H3 years ago

Glad to be retired!

Carole R.
Carole R3 years ago

Any job you really love will be less stressful.

Manuela C.
Manuela C3 years ago


Kat a.
Kathy L3 years ago

I have to disagree with hairdresser being low stress. I am a stylist and the economy has hit our industry HARD! I never know from week to week if I'm going to make any money. People are afraid to part with there money and have cut such luxuries out. I have worked 2nd jobs (mostly seasonal) but even then I'm barely getting by. Also so many people are out of work seasonal jobs are hard to get.

Ken W.
Ken W3 years ago


Daisy K.
Daisy K3 years ago

I don't see nursing home care workers listed...with today's high numbers in the elderly needing this care, it is not a 'career' that many young people are prepared for...
AND if we were to check out JANNET B.s site, maybe we'd have monies to spell off stress from employment.
Personally, preferred positions with a fair amount of stress...

Tanya Selth
Tanya Selth3 years ago

surprising to see that aircraft pilot is a very stressful job. I thought I'd see nurses listed in the high stress jobs.

Gyan T.
Gyan T3 years ago

As most local authorities in the UK are closing libraries, the librarians I meet are incredibly stressed at the moment.
In many cases it's a state of mind. Retired people can suffer stress and depression through finding themselves without routine work. And those in 'high stress' jobs sometimes enjoy the buzz !