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Q: Careers with the lowest and greatest amount of stress ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Careers with the lowest and greatest amount of stress
Category: Health
Asked by: tornado2-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 29 Mar 2006 18:31 PST
Expires: 28 Apr 2006 19:31 PDT
Question ID: 713402
I just saw a PBS show that discussed a stress study which demonstrated
that people with a stressful job (in this case caretaking Alzheimer's
patients) heal from wounds slower (in this case 9 days slower) than
those with less stressful jobs.  Normally, jobs are listed by how much
money the average worker makes.  I would like a list of careers/jobs
listed by stress.  One example of a good answer would include a list
of stressful and list of non stressful jobs.  How would teaching high
school in an inner city fit into these lists?
Subject: Re: Careers with the lowest and greatest amount of stress
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 29 Mar 2006 19:09 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi! Thanks for the question. 

Since this is a subjective question, it would be good to cite
different surveys as regards the topic. The following links provide
such lists and even though there are some varieties, professions like
police, teachers and customer service reps are almost always included
in the most stressful list.

?Have a Stressful Job? You Must Have an Ulcer...Right?? (Includes list
of less stressful jobs)

?Teaching and social work are the most stressful jobs? 

?Stress Much?? 


?Paramedics top list of most stressed workers?

Search terms used:  
most less stressful jobs professions 

I hope these links would help you in your research. Before rating this
answer, please ask for a clarification if you have a question or if
you would need further information.
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Request for Answer Clarification by tornado2-ga on 29 Mar 2006 19:27 PST
Dear easterangel,

Great lists of stressful jobs!  Could you give me some more lists of
low stress jobs?  Thank you.

Clarification of Answer by easterangel-ga on 29 Mar 2006 21:13 PST
Hi again! I'm glad you like them.

Here are others for low stress professions.

"Finding low stress careers"

"Best and Worst Jobs Overall"

I hope these would be of help.

Thanks again!
tornado2-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Thank you.

Subject: Re: Careers with the lowest and greatest amount of stress
From: hardtofindbooks-ga on 29 Mar 2006 20:35 PST

It should also be noted it is not just stress that is important, but
also the type of stress and the individual's reaction to, and
management of, it.
See the concepts of stress, distress and eustress

I recall once seeing that musical conductors are supposed to be one of
the longest lived professions and it was posited that this was due to
it being a productive job with excellent levels of eustress.
(And few health and safety issues, at least since Lully)
Subject: Re: Careers with the lowest and greatest amount of stress
From: probonopublico-ga on 29 Mar 2006 21:53 PST
Here in the UK, dentists and vets have been mooted as having two of
the most stressful jobs.

I wouldn't want to do either.

The thought of being savaged by an angry animal (human or otherwise)
puts me right off.
Subject: Re: Careers with the lowest and greatest amount of stress
From: easterangel-ga on 30 Mar 2006 05:38 PST
Thanks for the tip! :)

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