With this in mind, CareerTrends found the 30 least stressful occupations in the country using data from O*NET, an occupational database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Job description: Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing and styling hair.
Nobody likes to feel stress. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears and knives. Average annual salary: $21,060 Conflict frequency score: 2.14 Hazard exposure score: 1.23 We ranked occupational groups from most to least stressful using O*NET's stress tolerance score, with lower scores indicating less stressful jobs. Conflict frequency score: 2.53 © 2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Department of Labor's O*NET Online occupational database includes survey-based measurements of how important various skills, activities, and personal traits are for a particular job. Average annual salary: $37,690 Stress tolerance score: 3.16. Total Stress Score: 4.72 Job description: Sew, join, reinforce or finish, usually with needle and thread, a variety of manufactured items. Here are 33 high-paying low-stress jobs, ranked from most to least stressful, and by average annual wages in the event of a tied stress tolerance score: What they do, according to O*NET: Examine eyes and treat conditions and diseases. Conflict frequency score: 2.19 Stress tolerance score: 3.43. Stress tolerance score: 2.95.
Job description: Model garments or other apparel and accessories for prospective buyers at fashion shows, private showings or retail establishments.
Average annual salary: $26,270
What they do, according to O*NET: Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Hazard exposure score: 1.13 Job description: Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Average annual salary: $26,160 Average annual salary: $29,140 Total employment: 7,510 Job description: Make, repair or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles. What they do, according to O*NET: Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products.
Conflict frequency score: 2.12 Total Stress Score: 6.55 Soldiering on the front lines, rushing into burning buildings and piloting a plane full of passengers and crew could all have tragic consequences if anything goes wrong. What they do, according to O*NET: Examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Average annual salary: $22,130 What they do, according to O*NET: Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Total Stress Score: 6.37
Massage therapists have a low-stress job that involves manipulating muscle and tissue to relieve pain, heal injuries and improve the overall well-being of clients. Job description: Teach courses in economics. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Conflict frequency score: 2.05 Conflict frequency score: 2.26 What they do, according to O*NET: Teach courses in economics. Average annual salary: $120,260. What they do, according to O*NET: Supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ships. What they do, according to O*NET: Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment. Hazard exposure score: 1.1 Hazard exposure score: 1 Total employment: 21,130 Since we are interested in high-paying jobs, we looked at occupations with average annual salaries of at least $75,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics data for May 2019, the most recently available release. Average annual salary: $44,220 Job stress is something just about every employee can relate to, but not all jobs are created equal when it comes to the mental and physical toll some professions can take. Total Stress Score: 6.82 Conflict frequency score: 2.15
Least stressful occupations include diagnostic medical sonographers, compliance officers and hair stylists, according to workers in those professions.
Nancy Honey | Cultura | Getty Images. Job description: Apply remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems in areas such as natural resource management, urban planning or homeland security. Total Stress Score: 6.72
Total employment: 53,620 Conflict frequency score: 1.97 Stress tolerance score: 3.35. Job description: Address organizational sustainability issues, such as waste stream management, green building practices and green procurement plans.