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Top 10 least stressful jobs of 2014

by sarahrosario
Recently, CareerCast published their rankings of the 10 Least Stressful Jobs of 2014, the annual best and worst jobs list began in 1995 under the auspices of Dow Jones and moved over to CareerCast in 2009, a career information and job listing website based in California.

The measured factors to rank the least stressful jobs include:

  • Travel (the more travel, the higher the stress)
  • Growth potential (dead-end jobs create more stress)
  • Deadlines
  • Working in the public eye
  • Competitiveness in the organisation
  • Physical demands
  • Environmental conditions
  • Own life at risk
  • Hazards encountered
  • Meeting the public
  • Life of another at risk

Here are the Top 10 Least Stressful Jobs of 2014 as outlined by CareerCast with relevant and current job outlooks in Australia with information from the Australian Government’s Job Outlook website:

Least Stressful Jobs: Audiologist

By Flávia Costa [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

1. Audiologist

Median full-time weekly salary:  $1,027

With employment expected to:  Grow Strongly

 

Least Stressful Careers: Hair Stylist

2. Hair Stylist

(Hairdresser statistics from Job Outlook)

Median full-time weekly salary:  $738

With employment expected to:  Remain Relatively Steady

 

Low Stress Job: Jeweller

3. Jeweller

Median full-time weekly salary:  $1,236

With employment expected to:   Grow Slightly

 

Low Stress career: university professor

4. University Professor (Tenured)

(University Lecturer and Tutor statistics from Job Outlook)

Median full-time weekly salary:  $1,813

With employment expected to:  Remain Relatively Steady

 

Low stress jobs: tailor

5. Seamstress/Tailor

(Clothing Trades Workers statistics from Job Outlook)

Median full-time weekly salary:  $725

With employment expected to:  Grow Slightly

 

Low Stress Career: dietitian

6. Dietitian

Median full-time weekly salary:  $1,473

With employment expected to:  Grow Very Strongly

 

Low Stress Jobs: medical records technician

7. Medical Records Technician

(Filing and Registry Clerks statistics from Job Outlook)

Median full-time weekly salary:  $1,050

With employment expected to:  Remain Relatively Steady

 

Least Stressful Career: librarian

8. Librarian

Median full-time weekly salary:  $1,100

With employment expected to:  Decline

 

Low Stress: multimedia artist

9. Multimedia Artist

(Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers statistics from Job Outlook)

Median full-time weekly salary:  $1,150

With employment expected to:  Grow Very Strongly

 

Low Stress Career: drill press operator

By Alfred T. Palmer, United States Office of War Information [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

10. Drill Press Operator

(Engineering Production Systems Workers statistics from Job Outlook)

Median full-time weekly salary:  $1,300

With employment expected to:  Decline

2 Responses

  1. […] this year, CareerCast shared its list of the least and most stressful jobs for 2014, based on factors like physical demands, hazards […]

  2. Bob Gately says:

    Jobs are not stressful unless the job holder finds the job stressful.

    What stresses me may not stress you.

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