Least Stressful Job In America Is ...
With all the challenges facing today's working Americans, having a low-stress job can go a long way toward improving quality of life. What makes a job low stress? CareerCast.com says it's a combination of factors, including work environment, job competitiveness and risk.
The employment website recently examined more than 200 different professions to determine which jobs offer the least (and most) stress, and the results below may surprise you. Some of the jobs pay modestly -- under $30,000 a year -- but others pay more than $50,000 a year.
And contrary to what you might imagine, the least stressful job in the U.S. -- at least according to CareerCast.com -- is also the one that requires the most education and training.
Take a look, and then let us know: Which do you think is the least stressful job in America?
Drill Press Operator
Median Annual Salary: $31,910
Median Annual Salary: $54,500
Median Annual Salary: $22,500
Median Annual Salary: $53,250
Median Annual Salary: $66,660
Medical Laboratory Technician
Median Annual Salary: $46,680
Median Annual Salary: $35,170
Medical Records Technician
Median Annual Salary: $32,350
Seamstress or Tailor
Median Annual Salary: $25,850
Median Annual Salary: $62,050
Also, check out CareerCast's list of The Most Stressful Jobs of 2013.
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David Schepp has spent more than a dozen years covering business news for the electronic and print media, including Dow Jones Newswires, BBC News, Gannett Co., and most recently at AOL's DailyFinance. Nearly 10 years ago, he started writing a weekly People@Work column, looking in depth at issues facing workers in today's workplace. The syndicated column appeared in newspapers and websites nationwide before it made its debut on DailyFinance in 2010. Schepp now continues that tradition at Aol Jobs, covering the jobs beat and providing readers insight and analysis into the nation's challenging employment scene.
Schepp holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Metropolitan State College of Denver.
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