17 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Stress

Kick back, relax, and start earning big

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By Jacquelyn Smith and Vivian Giang

Think there's no such thing as a high-paying, low-stress job?

Think again.

It turns out there are plenty of low-stress professions in which you can pull in a pretty penny.

We reached out to Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., a career-information expert, to find out which ones fit the bill.

Shatkin compared average salaries and stress levels of the 767 occupations identified by the U.S. Department of Labor to identify jobs with that perfect combination of high pay and low stress.

The stress tolerance for each job is a rating on a scale from zero to 100, where a lower rating signals less stress. It measures how frequently workers must accept criticism and deal effectively with high stress on the job. The data was gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Occupational Information Network (O*NET).

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yanno..i know many people in the fields mentioned above ..the same ones "low stress." lies. the men and women i know in those fields are pushed and pulled too many ways. stress free? my ass. this is just one more way that aol is showing itself to be irrelevant. Since when did anyone know a hardware geek to be in a low stress job? lies.

September 16 2014 at 8:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Information Systems Managers and Application Developers - Low Stress category? Everyone's entitled to their opinion, but come on!

September 10 2014 at 1:04 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Anacron's comment

You stole the words right out of my mouth! What are these guys thinking?

September 13 2014 at 12:46 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Not sure what Geoscientists they are talking about? Stress and Strain is not only a study we do :)

September 08 2014 at 9:42 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Art director, low stress? Seriously? LOL, whoever wrote this obviously has never known an art director....

August 30 2014 at 1:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

most of these people are numbers people..our world has become about num bers not creativity or the arts. With Reality shows the arts are sufferin--. writers, musicians, actors, painters, scupturers etc., are truely starving artists unless they have friends in high places or are very, very lucky can get very rich.

August 03 2014 at 7:47 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

The one message that I get out of this article is that stress-free jobs are only available to the highly educated. Everyone else, just suck it up.

August 02 2014 at 11:37 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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