10 most stressful jobs
Stress at work is unavoidable and despite their best efforts against it, a majority of Americans feel unduly stressed at their jobs.
Indeed, 78% of respondents to a CareerCast study on the issue put their stress level at a seven or higher on a 10-point scale. That’s a jump from the 2017 CareerCast stress survey in which 69% of respondents put their work stress level at a seven or higher.
Many employers in these highly stressed industries have an opportunity to beef up their benefits packages and wellness programs in an effort to retain talent.
The CareerCast report ranks the most 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:
Growth potential (income divided by 100)
Physical demands (stoop, climb, etc.), 0-14
Hazards encountered, 0-5
Meeting the public, 0-8
Risk of death, 0-8
Life of another at risk, 0-10
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 most stressful jobs of 2019.