10 least stressful jobs

From physical danger to psychological stress, some jobs might not be right for someone with a low pressure threshold. A new CareerCast report ranks the most and least stressful jobs of 2019 by totaling 11 different job demands, which can reasonably be expected to evoke stress, and associated point ranges for each stressor. Those include:

· Travel, 0-10
· Growth potential (income divided by 100)
· Physical demands (stoop, climb, etc.), 0-14
· Conditions, 0-13
· Hazards encountered, 0-5
· Meeting the public, 0-8
· Competitiveness, 0-15
· Risk of death, 0-8
· Life of another at risk, 0-10
· Deadlines, 0-9
· Working in the public-eye, 0-5

When computing a score for each occupation, points were added together for all 11 categories. According to the report, here are the 10 least stressful jobs of 2019.

Diagnostic medical sonographer

Annual median salary: $71,410
Growth outlook: 23%
CareerCast stress score: 5.1

Compliance officer

Annual median salary:$67,870
Growth outlook: 5%
CareerCast stress score: 5.7

Hair stylist

Annual median salary: $25,850
Growth outlook: 13%
CareerCast stress score: 6.7


Annual median salary: $75,920
Growth outlook: 21%
CareerCast stress score: 7.2

University professor

Annual median salary: 76,000
Growth outlook: 15%
CareerCast stress score: 8.4

Medical records technician

Annual median salary: $67,870
Growth outlook: 5%
CareerCast stress score: 8.5


Close-up Of Person Looking At Diamond With Magnifying Loupe
Annual median salary: $37,960
Growth outlook: -7%
CareerCast stress score: 9

Operations research analyst

Annual median salary: $81,390
Growth outlook: 27%
CareerCast stress score: 9.1

Pharmacy technician

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Annual median salary: $31,750
Growth outlook: 27%
CareerCast stress score: 9.2

Massage therapist

An employee gives a back massage to a model at a Re.Ra.Ku Co. massage store in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Re.Ra.Ku, which has a chain of massage parlors in the Tokyo area, plans to seek as much as 15 billion yen ($123 million) from a Nasdaq initial public offering next year to fund overseas expansion. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg
Annual median salary: $39,990
Growth outlook: 26%
CareerCast stress score: 10.3

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