Constant deadlines, meetings, presentations and a bad boss are just a few of the things that can make your job very stressful.
A survey from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America found that more than 75% of people who have issues with workplace stress let it carry over into their personal lives, particularly men.
The solution may be finding a less stressful career in 2017. Doesn’t that sound nice?
Time for a change? 10 less stressful jobs
While few jobs are a walk in the park, CareerCast.com found that some of the 200 professions it tracks are far less stressful than others.
It used the following 11 factors to evaluate workplace stress:
• Career growth potential
• Physical demands
• Environmental conditions
• Hazards encountered
• Meeting the public
• Risk of death or grievous injury
• Immediate risk of another’s life
• Working in the public eye
For example, a job with no travel, plenty of growth opportunities, little risk of injury and away from the public spotlight would rank as less stressful using CareerCast.com’s criteria.
So let’s get right to those 10 least stressful jobs of 2017!
1. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
- Median annual income: $63,630
- Growth outlook: 24%
- Stress score : 4.00
2. Compliance Officer
- Median annual income: $65,640
- Growth outlook: 3%
- Stress score: 5.73
3. Hair Stylist
- Median annual income: $23,710
- Growth outlook: 10%
- Stress score: 5.80
- Median annual income: $74,890
- Growth outlook: 29%
- Stress score: 7.31
5. University Professor
- Median annual income: $72,470
- Growth outlook: 13%
- Stress score: 8.17
6. Medical Records Technician
- Median annual income: $37,110
- Growth outlook: 15%
- Stress score: 8.57
- Median annual income: $37,060
- Growth outlook: -11%
- Stress score: 8.95
8. Operations Research Analyst
- Median annual income: $78,630
- Growth outlook: 30%
- Stress score: 9.02
9. Pharmacy Technician
- Median annual income: $30,410
- Growth outlook: 9%
- Stress score: 9.10
10. Medical Laboratory Technician
- Median annual income: $50,550
- Growth outlook: 9%
- Stress score: 10.31
Getting a new job starts with a solid resume! Hiring managers may spend less than a minute looking at it, so you want to make sure that your resume is organized in a way that’s appealing to them.