Where does your job rank when it comes to the level of stress you have to manage daily?
Do you have to avoid land mines, save people from raging fires or formulate policies for public and private companies? Or are you on the low end of the stress meter, working as a tenured university professor, dietitian or hair stylist?
Jobs website CareerCast has released its annual top 10 most stressful and least stressful occupations.
The No. 1 most stressful job: enlisted military personnel. The median salary is only $28,840, but military men and women do everything from serving food in the mess hall to dodging land mines and bullets as they try to keep the peace in often hostile territories.Military generals, who have to come up with strategies to keep enlisted men and women both effective and safe, come in at No. 2 on the most stressful list. Median pay for the top brass, however, is $196,300, according to CareerCast.
The online employment information service considered 11 factors: Travel, growth potential, deadlines, public scrutiny, competitiveness, physical demands, environmental conditions, hazards encountered, danger to a worker's own life, danger to someone else's life, and contact with the public.