yellow jobs signJob searching site has released its annual Jobs Rated rankings for 2013. The list highlights the 10 most stressful and least stressful jobs of this year.

The rankings are based off the results of the site’s 11 stress factors, or areas/job demands that can reasonably be expected to evoke stress. These include: amount of travel, growth potential, deadlines, working in the public eye, competitiveness, physical demands, environmental conditions, hazards encountered, own life at risk, life of another at risk, and meeting the public.

So what occupations made the list? Check out the rankings below:

10 Most Stressful Jobs (from greatest to least)

  1. Enlisted Military Personnel
  2. Military General
  3. Firefighter
  4. Commercial Airline Pilot
  5. PR Executives
  6. Senior Corporate Executives
  7. Photojournalist
  8. Newspaper Reporter
  9. Taxi Driver
  10. Police Officer

10 Least Stressful Jobs (from least to greatest)

  1. University Professor
  2. Seamstress/Tailor
  3. Medical Records Technician
  4. Jeweler
  5. Medical Lab Technician
  6. Audiologist
  7. Dietitian
  8. Hair Stylist
  9. Librarian
  10. Drill Press Operator

The rankings also provide the annual median salary for each job. According to, military jobs are the most stressful because men and women in service secure the safety of not only Americans, but those around the globe. Firefighters have stressful positions because of the dangers of running into burning buildings/homes and dropping into forest fires.  Also, because of their schedules, firefighters are often away from their families for extended periods of time, another stress factor.

Ranking no. 1 on the top least stressful jobs list, the role of a university professors offers low health risks and substantial pay, both things CareerCast say ensure a stress-free work environment.

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