10 most stressful jobs of 2016

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#6 – Public Relations Executive

Public Relations Executive

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 48.46
Annual Median Salary: $55,680
Growth Outlook: 6%

Public relations executives must manage clients or businesses to ensure their public face is acceptable and marketable. This includes makeovers and teaching clients how to act or what to say to keep their image positive. PR executives are often on call at all hours since the news never sleeps and their clients could need them at any time.

#7 – Corporate Executive (Senior)

Corporate Executive

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 47.46
Annual Median Salary: $102,750
Growth Outlook: 6%

Corporate executives must help a business succeed by making tough or risky decisions. Their job is high stress for managing aspects, as well as a need to complete work by deadlines, meet with clients, give input on hiring or firing decisions, and help with marketing.

#8 – Broadcaster


Jobs Rated Stress Score: 47.30
Annual Median Salary: $29,010
Growth Outlook: -10%

A broadcaster’s job can be stressful because they need to be professional at all times and minimize slip-ups while talking. From reporting on sports and music to reporting the news, broadcasters are the kings and queens of radio. While the game or the music might attract people to that particular station, it’s the broadcaster’s job to keep them there. They are also sometimes required (depending on the station) to report breaking news as it is happening.

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#9 – Newspaper Reporter

Newspaper Reporter

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 46.76
Annual Median Salary: $37,200
Growth Outlook: -9%

Newspaper reporters deal with deadlines and accurate news stories. They are often up late or early when they are called to the scene to write a story on the latest news. While there is always an amount of happy news, reporters are often seeing and writing about depressing news, including crime, assault, murder, and natural disasters. They must quickly report the facts to gain an edge while remaining unbiased.

#10 – Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Jobs Rated Stress Score: 46.33
Annual Median Salary: $23,210
Growth Outlook: 13%

Taxi drivers may not have a high median salary, but they have the highest growth outlook of any job on this list. While it might not be a difficult job, taxi drivers often deal with demanding customers and traffic, which can lead to a high amount of stress. They must know where in a city they are going and know the best route to get there quickly.

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Written by Melissa Stusinski

Melissa Stusinski

Melissa Stusinksi is a professional journalist. She has written for some of the biggest news websites in the United States. She loves spending time outdoors and reading books in her spare time. She can be reached at MelissaStusinski@BusinessPundit.com or (929) 265-0240.