So, you think your job is stressful? It may very well be. And, ongoing stress is a contributing factor to what causes heart disease. As your Denver cardiologist, we encourage you to treat and reduce stress. And, in some cases it may mean cutting back on your job duties or even encouraging you to look into a different profession entirely.
Each year CareerCast puts out a list of most stressful and least stressful jobs. And, each year it is sort of fun looking at the list. This year, most jobs that actually put your life at risk, claimed the top spots. As expected, the top spots on the stress list include enlisted military, firefighters and police officers. But, professions like event coordinator and public relations executive also made the list. On the other end of the spectrum, if you are seeking low stress, you should consider a career change to a security analyst who helps keep company information secure. Or, become a librarian or jeweler.
To put together the list, CareerCast considers 11 factors and analyzed those factors over 200 different careers. The factors include such things as travel requirements, growth potential, deadlines, working in the public eye, competition in the field, physical demands, environmental conditions, risk of own life, and risk of life to others.
Here is the list of the most stressful jobs:
- Enlisted Military Personnel
- Airline Pilot
- Police Officer
- Event Coordinator
- Public Relations Executive
- Senior Corporate Executive
- Newspaper Reporter
- Taxi Driver
If you find yourself in anyone of these jobs, you now have every right to say it is stressful and CareerCast’s scientific analysis will verify it for you. But, if you are highly stressed, here are some professions you may want to switch to. Here are the professions that CareerCast determined to be the least stressful:
- Information Security Analyst
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
- Tenured University Professor
- Hair Stylist
- Medical Records Technician
- Medical Laboratory Technician
Of course, stress is relative to the individual. Each and every person takes on stress differently and the impact of stress on health can vary. Plus, there can be other factors in play that create additional stress beyond just choice of profession. But, if you do have chronic high stress that impacts your health, you may very well want to consider a change in profession.
How to Use This Information
Did you know that we offer free classes on how to relive stress? It is our monthly Relieve Stress NOW! Class. The class teaches stress management techniques and helps support increased mental clarity and improvements in health and well-being. As heart doctors, we know that stress can negatively impact your heart, so if you are feeling stressed, we encourage you to look into our class. See our calendar of events to sign up today or call (303) 744-1065.