Here Are the Ten Most Stressful Jobs
We've seen these lists before, but "Business Insider" crunched some old data and came up with a new ranking of the most stressful jobs. And no, radio personality didn't make the list. But it should, that's how hard we work to make your morning tolerable.
Stress tolerance is a number from 0 to 100 that measures how frequently you have to accept criticism, and deal with high stress on the job.
- Emergency dispatchers. That means police, fire, and ambulance. Their stress tolerance is 98.5, even worse, the average annual salary is only $39,410.
- Nurse anesthetists. Sort of like an anesthesiologist, only you're not a doctor. The stress tolerance is 98.2, but the average annual salary jumps to $158,900.
- Telephone operators. We think that means customer service reps and call center people. Probably because of all the abuse we give them, when we just want answers from a real human being. Stress tolerance 98.2, average salary $39,350.
- Dancers. Yeah, we all saw "Black Swan". The stress tolerance is 97. They didn't list a salary, but it's not like anyone does it for the money.
- Obstetricians and gynecologists. Stress tolerance 96.5, average annual salary $214,750.
- Surgeons. We thought this would be higher too. Maybe they really are egotistical supermen, like they are on TV. Stress tolerance 96.2, average annual salary $240,440.
- Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers. Stress tolerance 95.2, average salary $131,760.
- Healthcare social workers. The stress tolerance is 95, the average annual salary is $53,590.
- Phlebotomists. They're the people trained to draw blood from you for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research. Stress tolerance 95, average salary $31,890.
- News anchor. Stress tolerance 94.7, average salary $84,380
So basically, don't go into healthcare unless you can deal with your stress and other people's stress.