The 10 Most Stressful Jobs Of 2014

Vivian Giang
January 8, 2014

Does your job require you to be responsible for other people's lives? If so, it's understandable that you may be consistently stressed. The r esponsibility to ensure the safety of others is  exactly what firefighters, police officers, pilots, and military personnel have in common — and what makes their jobs extremely stressful.

In our previous stressful jobs list,  career information expert  Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., compared stress tolerance for each job by measuring how often employees face high-stress situations. This includes consequences of employee errors, which measures how serious it would be if mistakes were made, and the job's time pressure, which measures the strictness of deadlines.

CareerCast's recently published list of stressful jobs also took into account the previously mentioned stress factors. In addition, it looked at the "typical demands and crisis inherent in the job." This list considered 11 job demands, which are expected to evoke stress: amount of travel, lack of growth potential, strict deadlines, working in the public eye, competitiveness, physical demands, environmental conditions, hazards encountered, putting your own life at risk, having another person's life at risk, and facing the public.

Below are the most stressful jobs in America, according to CareerCast.  The wage and projected percentage growth of each  job between 2010 and 2020  come from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

10. Taxi Driver
Median salary:  $22,820
Outlook: 20%

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9. Police officer
Median salary: $55,270
Outlook: 7%

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8. Newspaper reporter
Median salary: $ 35,870
Outlook: -6%

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7. Corporate executive (senior)
Median salary:  $ 1 68, 1 40 
Outlook: 5%

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6. Public relations executive
Median salary: $54, 1 70
Outlook: 21%

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5.  Event coordinator
Median salary:  $45,8 1 0
Outlook: 44%

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4.   Airline Pilot
Median salary:  $ 1 1 4,200
Outlook: 11%

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3. Firefighter
Median salary: $45,250
Outlook: 9%

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2. Military general
Median salary: $ 1 96,300
Outlook: n/a

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1.  Enlisted military personnel
Median salary: $ 28,840
Outlook: n/a

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