US professors have the least stressful jobs

Of course many Professors are outraged but I find CareerCast’s list of The 10 Least Stressful Jobs of 2013 quite convincing. The most stressful job according to CareerCast is that of enlisted military personnel having a stress score of 84.72 compared to the 6.45 of University Professors.

The 3 least stressful are given below:

University professor tops the CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report of least stressful careers for 2013. The field’s high growth opportunities, low health risks and substantial pay provide a low-stress environment that’s the envy of many career professionals.

1. University professors are at the pinnacle of the education field. Their students are largely those who choose the classes they attend, and thus want to be in class. Unlike elementary and secondary educators, the performance of college professors isn’t evaluated based on standardized tests. University professors also have the opportunity to earn tenure, which guarantees lifetime employment. 

MEDIAN SALARY: : $62,050  

JOB OUTLOOK: 17%

JOBS RATED STRESS SCORE: 6.45

2. Seamstresses and tailors mend clothing to personal specifications. For that reason, they must show a great attention to detail, but have the ability to work creatively every day. Most tailors work in a peaceful atmosphere, allowing them to focus on the task at hand without distraction.

MEDIAN SALARY: $25,850

JOB OUTLOOK: 1% 

JOBS RATED STRESS SCORE: 6.5

3. Medical Records Technician. A growing profession in the stable healthcare industry is medical records technician. Medical records technicians work in the office side of hospitals, doctors and dentists practices. 

MEDIAN SALARY: $32,350 

JOB OUTLOOK: 21% 

JOBS RATED STRESS SCORE: 7.5

 

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