Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs and How to Deal

NEWSFLASH: Work can be stressful. Okay, not so newsworthy, but are you doing everything you can to make sure the tight deadlines, long hours, difficult people and tough decisions aren’t leading to poor lifestyle choices?

According to CareerCast, here are the top 10 most stressful jobs of 2018:

  1. Enlisted military personnel
  2. Firefighter
  3. Airline Pilot
  4. Police officer
  5. Event coordinator
  6. Reporter
  7. Broadcaster
  8. Public relations executive
  9. Senior corporate executive
  10. Taxi driver

If you are someone who thrives on stress, consider these job options. But for those who prefer something with less pressure, CareerCast’s top 10 least stressful jobs include diagnostic medical sonographer, hair stylist, jeweler and operations research analyst.

If you can’t leave a stressful job, reduce tension throughout your day with one or more of these strategies. But don’t just read them and do nothing - try at least one.

  1. Exercise. Physical activity helps reduce depression and anxiety. Whether it’s running, yoga, or weight-lifting, any exercise goes a long way in reducing stress.
  2. Eat real food. It’s easy to grab processed snacks when you’re running from one obligation to the next, but try to pack some healthy fruits and vegetables into your diet to provide the boost you need.
  3. Sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep every night, your body produces more stress hormones – making you feel even MORE stressed.
  4. Take your vacation days. More than half of American workers left vacation days on the table last year. Plan ahead and use those days to relax and recharge.

January 22, 2019