Working in Low Stress Jobs
Should Be Everyone's Goal

Did you get lucky and find one
of the low stress jobs out there?

We can't all have low stress jobs, can we? We all have to settle from time to time. We can't always be successful at securing low stress employment. Sometimes we have to settle for a high stress job. If you deal with a lot of job stress, perhaps it's time to get back on the career exploration path.

Sometimes it's not the job, though, sometimes it's just the specific company or organization that is the problem. Even the lowest stress job can become high stress in a badly managed company.

Or maybe it's a specific person at work that is the source of the stress or perhaps it's just the time period. In bad economic times, things will be more stressful that in good times.

The worse thing you can do is to just endure stress. Given that most people spend at least 50 years in the workforce, it's a good idea to work hard to manage stress in the workplace to the best of your ability.

The books in the carousel below will give you some help in understanding job stress.

J.I.S.T. Publishing shares the following in their book called 150 Best Low Stress Jobs. Spin the carousel to get your copy.

Surveys confirm that occupational pressures are the number-one source of stress for Americans. Eighty percent of workers feel high stress on the job, and 40 percent of job turnover is due to stress. Health and quality-of-life issues cause stressed-out workers to pursue new jobs. Job stress costs employers $300 billion annually in accidents, absenteeism, turnover, and diminished productivity. But does less career stress sacrifice good pay and a promising future?

Explore 90 "best low-stress jobs" LISTS ranked by over a dozen common stress factors, plus by pay, growth, openings, personality type, interests, education level, gender, age, part-time work, and self-employment.

Once you have selected one or more of the many low stress jobs outlined in the book, you will be able to flip to a detailed description of each job to learn everything you need to know to decide if any of them will be right for you.

Stress Factors for Determining Stress Levels of Jobs

  • Long work week
  • Time pressure
  • Level of competition
  • Importance of being exact or accurate
  • Consequence of error
  • Frequency of conflict
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Public speaking
  • Exposure to diseases or infections
  • Pace determined by speed of equipment
  • Cramped work space
  • Impact of decisions on others
  • Pressure to compromise values

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