Are you in a stressful career?
- By Sherkiya Wedgeworth
- May 09, 2018
You don’t have to be a law enforcement officer, work in a hazardous environment or have a job that has heavy physical and high-risk demands to be in a stressful career, many occupations you might not think of can be just as stressful.
Careercast.com — the producer of a popular annual analysis of top careers — releases an annual list of the most stressful jobs and the main factors that contribute to work-related stress.
They use a ranking system that considers 11 different job demands that likely can be expected to evoke stress, and each demand was assigned a range of points as follows:
* Travel, amount of 0-10
* Growth potential (income divided by 100)
* Physical demands (stoop, climb, etc.) 0-14
* Conditions, Environmental 0-13
* Hazards encountered 0-5
* Meeting the public 0-8
* Competitiveness 0-15
* Death (own life at risk) 0-8
* Life of another at risk 0-10
* Deadlines 0-9
* Working in the public 0-5
As expected, firefighters, police officers, enlisted military personnel and airline pilots topped the list as the four most stressful jobs of 2018, but the remaining occupations on the list might be less apparent: event coordinators; journalists; public relations executives; senior corporate executives; and taxi drivers.
The report notes that stress is unavoidable in the workplace, and for any individual employee, it can vary greatly depending on particular working conditions, management styles and co-workers.