Stress on the job has many sources. You may have a demanding boss or clients to please, work odd hours, or the duties themselves may occasionally put your health and well-being at risk.
In fact, consistently putting oneself in the line of fire -- literally or figuratively -- is characteristic of the most stressful jobs in the U.S., according to a new survey by CareerCast.com.
The employment website recently examined more than 200 different professions to determine which jobs offer the most (and least) stress, and the results below may surprise you. Some of the jobs pay modestly -- under $30,000 a year -- but others tip into six figures, suggesting that taking on more stress does at times have its rewards.
Take a look, and then let us know: Which do you think is the most stressful job in America?
Median Annual Salary: $55,010
Median Annual Salary: $22,040
Median Annual Salary: $36,000
Median Annual Salary: $29,130
Senior Corporate Executive
Median Annual Salary: $101,250
Public Relations Executive
Median Annual Salary: $57,550
Commercial Airline Pilot
Median Annual Salary: $92,060
Median Annual Salary: $42,250
Median Annual Salary: $196,300
Enlisted Military Personnel
Median Annual Salary: $41,998 (rank: E-7, 8 years experience.)
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