Hug a Cop, Clerk: 10 Most Stressful Jobs Rated


Every one of us endures stress of some kind in our workplace, and at varying times. 

A quality defining many of the CareerCast.com most stressful jobs is that stress is virtually omnipresent, and the spikes in periods of high stress are unpredictable.

Stress, as defined by the Jobs Rated methodology, is determined by 11 factors: travel, deadlines, working in the public eye, competitiveness, physical demands, environmental conditions, hazards encountered, the life of oneself or others at risk, meeting and interacting with customers and/or the public, and the potential for job growth.

Here's a countdown of the 10 most stressful jobs. Is your job on the list?

10. Police Officer.

9. Enlisted Military Personnel.

8. Firefighter.

7. Waiter.

6. Taxi Driver.

5. Radio Host or TV Broadcaster.

4. Manager or Corporate Executive.

3. Middle and High School Teacher.

2. Cashier.

1. Salesperson.


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