6. Commercial Pilot

Stress Rank: 195
Stress Score: 85.350
Unemployment: 7%-10%
Hours Per Day: 9
Time Pressure: Moderate
Competition: Low

“Commercial Pilots are under pressure to guarantee the comfort and safety of passengers while staying within flight schedules, even when flying in inclement weather. Working irregular hours and on varying routes forces pilots to layover in other cities, leading to frequent jet lag,” says CareerCast.com.

7. Highway Patrol Officer

Stress Rank: 194
Stress Score: 80.651
Unemployment: 0%-4%
Hours Per Day: 9.5
Time Pressure: Moderate
Competition: Low

“Highway patrol officers often work late nights, and on weekends and holidays. They face many hazards, such as high-speed chases and gun-toting citizens. Work requires physical stamina and close attention to detail, and officers have the added stresses of handling life-threatening situations and being in the public eye,’ says CareerCast.com.

8. Public Relations Officer

Stress Rank: 193
Stress Score: 78.523
Unemployment: 4%-7%
Hours Per Day: 9
Time Pressure: High
Competition: Very High

“Public relations specialists make speeches and give presentations, often in front of large crowds. Because it is a highly competitive field, specialists must work quickly and creatively to meet deadlines. In addition, some PR officers are required to interact with potentially hostile members of the media,” says CareerCast.com

9. Advertising Executive

Stress Rank: 192
Stress Score: 74.555
Unemployment: 14%+
Hours Per Day: 9.5
Time Pressure: Moderate
Competition: Very High

“Although not physically demanding, work in advertising is emotionally and mentally stressful. Competition and the pressure of acquiring and maintaining major accounts forces executives in this field to work long and irregular hours. The work requires a high level of creativity, meeting deadlines, close attention to detail and self-motivation,” says CareerCast.com.

10. Real Estate Agent

Stress Rank: 191
Stress Score: 73.063
Unemployment: 4%-7%
Hours Per Day: 9.5
Time Pressure: High
Competition: Very High

“Real estate agents and brokers work long, erratic hours, spending much of their showing properties to clients. They must be extremely independent, and able to handle sales quotas and deadline pressures. Because they work in an extremely competitive field, successful agents and brokers are expert salespersons,” says CareerCast.com.


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