The 10 Most Stressful Jobs (and yes fellow advertisers, we’re on here)

As us seniors come close to graduating and finalizing our career choices with actual jobs, freshman/sophmores come to a crossroads of choosing a major, we all spend much time considering all aspects of a job as it would affect our lives. A major factor in choosing a job is the stress that it might put on you. With perfect timing,  CarreerCast just released findings from research conducted to discover what American’s found to be the top 10 most stressful jobs. The results were uncovered by asking respondents to rate 11 stress factors found in the workplace: “outlook/growth potential, travel, deadlines, working in the public eye, competitiveness, physical demands, environmental conditions, hazards encountered, own life at risk, life of another at risk and meeting the public.” The results of this thorough research are as follows (in order from less stressful to most stressful):


10. Real estate

9. Emergency medical technician

8. Stockbroker

7. Architect (?)

6. Advertising Account Executive ***

5. Newscaster

4. Photo Journalist

3. Corporate Executive

2. Public Relations Officer ***

1. Corporate Pilot

I do not know enough about being an architect to criticize that it is deemed the number 6 most stressful job to have; though it does make me curious to know more about this profession! Everything else on this list makes sense to me, though it is scary to see the reality of an Ad Executive and someone in PR both in the top 10 most stressful jobs. How do all you fellow Addy’s and Pr(y’s) feel about this? I guess none of us have the experience yet to determine whether the level of stress is worth the career!– And I suppose we all go into this profession both because we can handle it, and because we feel that the stress will be worth it.

Cheers to our futures in these careers! 🙂

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