Slideshow Top 10 most stressful jobs of 2015

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  • January 22 2015, 1:01am EST
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From physical danger to psychological stress, some jobs might not be right for someone with a low pressure threshold. According to a new CareerCast report on the least and most stressful jobs of 2015, here are 10 that might speed up the aging process. CareerCast’s ranking system for stress considered 11 job demands which can be expected to evoke stress, including physical harm, growth potential and competitiveness.


View the report at: The Most Stressful Jobs of 2015


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No. 10: Newspaper reporter

Documenting important local and world events under the public’s watchful eye requires taking risks, typically for low pay and the constant threat of their newspaper laying them off. Such is the daily life of a newspaper reporter, who does it all while under demanding deadlines.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 48.76
Median Annual Salary: $37,090
Projected Growth by 2022: -13%


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No. 9: Photojournalist

Have you ever seen a breathtaking photo in your newspaper or online and wondered how it was captured? Thank a photojournalist who risks his or her safety to capture important moments in news and history, preserving them forever.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 49.22
Median Annual Salary: $42,530
Projected Growth by 2022: 3%


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No. 8: Event coordinator

Event coordinators must ensure such gatherings as seminars, weddings and parties go smoothly. Because setting up these events means meeting strict deadlines, and the groups involved can span a wide range of attendees, the stress associated with this job can be high.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 49.93
Median Annual Salary: $45,810
Projected Growth by 2022: 33%


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No. 7: Broadcaster

Another job in the public eye, stress can be high when appearing live on camera or behind the microphone.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 50.03
Median Annual Salary: $60,070
Projected Growth by 2022: 2%


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No. 6: Actor

The nature of stress differs from the five jobs ranked ahead of it, but the challenges a full-time actor faces are stressful in their own right – from chasing auditions to traveling and perhaps most stressful, performing in front of large and small audiences.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 50.33
Median Annual Salary: $46,070
Projected Growth by 2022: 4%


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No. 5: Police officer

The motto of police officers’ work is, “to protect and serve.” It’s a mantra that clearly defines the stress related to the job, as police officers are asked to protect citizens while at the same time serving their communities’ best interests.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 50.82
Median Annual Salary: $56,980
Projected Growth by 2022: 5%


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No. 4: Airline pilot

Airline pilots are responsible for the safety of thousands of passengers every month, only adding to the stress of the job.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 60.46
Median Annual Salary: $98,410
Projected Growth by 2022: -1%


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No. 3: Military general

Near the top of a given branch of the Armed Forces’ chain-of-command, military generals oversee critical operations and are responsible for the lives of those who report to them.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 63.11
Median Annual Salary: $196,300
Projected Growth by 2022: N/A


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No. 2: Enlisted military personnel

The men and women of the United States Armed Forces are tasked with protecting the entirety of the nation, both domestically and abroad, and often are placed in harm's way.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 70.78t
Median Annual Salary: $28,840
Projected Growth by 2022: N/A


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No. 1: Firefighter

Firefighters face dangerous situations in ever-changing conditions, and their work is not limited to battling blazes. In addition, firefighters also assist with medical emergencies and natural disasters.

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 71.59
Median Annual Salary: $45,600
Projected Growth by 2022: N/A


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