Slideshow Top 10 least stressful jobs of 2015

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  • January 21 2015, 2:30pm EST
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Every job has some level of stress, but if your goal is to keep stress as low as possible and still have a rewarding career, some jobs are much more attractive than others. According to a new CareerCast report on the least and most stressful jobs of 2015, here are 10 where stress isn't an issue. CareerCast’s ranking system for stress considered 11 different job demands which can reasonably be expected to evoke stress; including travel, growth potential and competitiveness.

View the report at: The Most Stressful Jobs of 2015

No. 10: Forklift operator

The relative seclusion in which forklift operators work helps this career rank among the least stressful of 2015.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 11.43
Median Annual Salary: $31,150
Projected Growth by 2022: 1%

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No. 9: Librarian

Technology is altering the landscape of a librarian’s work, but the end result increases the value of what librarians provide to their clients.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 10.58
Median Annual Salary: $55,370
Projected Growth by 2022: 7%

No. 8: Dietician

A growing emphasis on proper nutrition should contribute to growth in the hiring of dietitians, and the increased demand translates into a pleasant work environment.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 10.23
Median Annual Salary: $55,240
Projected Growth by 2022: 21%

No. 7: Seamstress/Tailor

A tailor’s work environment can vary significantly. Some work in wholesale environments, others in independently owned stores.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 9.56
Median Annual Salary: $25,590
Projected Growth by 2022: 1%

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No. 6: Medical laboratory technician

Working in diagnostic centers at doctors’ offices or in hospitals, medical laboratory technicians analyze various samples at their own pace.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 8.98
Median Annual Salary: $47,820
Projected Growth by 2022: 22%

No. 5: Jeweler

The bulk of jewelers’ work is done individually, though interaction with buyers is an element of the job.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 8.10
Median Annual Salary: $35,350
Projected Growth by 2022: -10%

No. 4: Medical records technician

A fast-growing field as more Americans get access to healthcare, medical work technicians often work in a quiet environment.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 7.55
Median Annual Salary: $34,160
Projected Growth by 2022: 22%

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No. 3: University professor (tenured)

Gaining tenure requires long hours of research and thousands of written words. For those who achieve it, being a tenured university professor is the pinnacle of academia and allows for flexible schedules and a controllable workload.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 6.94
Median Annual Salary (BLS, all postsecondary teachers): $68,970
Median Annual Salary (CUPA-HR): $95,000
Projected Growth by 2022 (BLS, all postsecondary teachers/AAUP, tenured): 19%/~5%

No. 2: Audiologist

Audiologists work with clients to identify and remedy problems with hearing. They usually are in control of their schedules and work in a quiet environment, such as a medical office, school or nursing home.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 6.30
Median Annual Salary: $69,720
Projected Growth by 2022: 34%

No. 1: Hair stylist

Hair stylists typically work either with walk-in customers or build their own regular clientele. The most successful doing the latter can open their own businesses and thrive.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 5.47
Median Annual Salary: $22,770
Projected Growth by 2022: 13%