Personal Danger Increases Professional Stress

Jobs that endanger workers lead the most stressful list for 2016

By Dana Wilkie Jan 7, 2016

Broadcaster was among the 10 most stressful jobs, according to a ranking by CareerCast.

Professions with an element of personal danger top CareerCast’s 2016 most stressful jobs list, released Jan. 7. Coming in at No. 1 was enlisted military personnel, who face many of the stress factors examined by CareerCast, including physical demands, perilous conditions and personal risk. Firefighters, airline pilots and police officers also suffer high levels of stress associated with protecting the lives of others.

Take a look at the complete list of most stressful jobs in our slideshow here.

On the other hand, information security analyst tops the list of least stressful jobs. With an annual median salary of $88,890 and an 18 percent growth outlook through 2024, such analysts, who play an important role in protecting sensitive information at companies, don’t need to worry much about job security.

Here’s a slideshow of the least stressful jobs for 2016.

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