27 Jobs To Avoid If You Hate Stress

Are you having a hard time dealing with heavy stress at work?

Well, if the answer is yes, you would do well to take your eyes off a career in either law enforcement or healthcare, and instead embrace one in science or education.

A recent study using available data from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked some 767 occupations in order of stress tolerance. Each job is placed on a “stress tolerance” scale, ranging from 0 to 100. This scale is used as a measurement for the frequency of workers criticism at work, in addition to the number of times they have to cope effectively with the stressful requirements of their jobs. On this scale, the lower the rating, the less the stress associated with such a job.

We have made a list of 27 jobs, found to have a stress tolerance rating of 93 and above. These jobs may be just perfect for you though, if you’re one of those people who will not break a sweat, no matter the level of stress under which they have to work!

Well if you find yourself drowning frequently under pressure; take the following jobs off your prospective jobs list.

1Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers

Stress tolerance: 98.5

Average annual salary (2014): $39,410

2Nurse Anesthetists

Stress tolerance: 98.2

Average annual salary (2014): $158,900

3Telephone operators

Stress tolerance: 98.2

Average annual salary (2014): $39,350


Stress tolerance: 97

Average annual salary (2014): N/A

5Obstetricians and gynecologists

Stress tolerance: 96.5

Average annual salary (2014): $214,750


Stress tolerance: 96.2

Average annual salary (2014): $240,440