The 10 Most Stressful Jobs In America

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Many Americans complain of continually being stressed out at work. Some of the most anxious are Millennials, who say they are the most stressed-out generation. But exactly how stressful is your job compared to those in every other industry? 

Careercast.com recently put together a list of the top 10 most stressful jobs in America. They ranked each position based on 11 different job demands — including deadlines, working in the public eye, and putting one’s own and/or others’ lives at risk — which were all assigned a range of points. The final stress score is the total of these numbers. 

Here are the most stressful jobs in America: 

 1. Enlisted soldier 

Stress Score: 84.61 Average Income: $35,5802. Firefighter

Stress Score: 60.26 Average Income: $45,250   3. Airline pilot    Stress Score: 59.58 Average Income: $103,210
4. Military general 
Stress Score: 55.17 Average Income: $196,300   5. Police officer    Stress Score: 53.63 Average Income: $53,540
6. Event coordinator 
Stress Score: 49.85 Average Income: $45,260
7. Public relations executive 
Stress Score: 47.56 Average Income: $91,810
8. Senior corporate executive    Stress Score: 47.41 Average Income: $165,830
9. Photojournalist
Stress Score: 47.09 Average Income: $40,000
10. Taxi driver 
Stress Score: 46.25 Average Income: $22,440
Do you agree with this list? Let us know in the comments or send me an email at [email protected] Careercast.com gave us permission to re-publish this list. 

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