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stressed … at work?

 “How we perceive a situation and how we react to it is the basis of our stress. If you focus on the negative in any situation, you can expect high stress levels. However, if you try and see the good in the situation, your stress levels will greatly diminish” Catherine Pulsifer

Career Cast has a list of the most stressful jobs and the least stressful jobs.    Unemployed people don’t have a place on the list yet we can assume that their job of finding employment, getting an interview and finally landing a job is filled with stress.   There is a lot of personal stress for those who are seeking a job and find more “No’s” in their quest than they desire.

Among the lest stressful jobs are:

1. Audiologist

2.  Dietitian

3. Software Engineer

4. Computer Engineer

5. Dental Hygienist

6. Speech Pathologist

7. Philosopher

8. Mathematician

9.  Occupational Therapist

10.  Chiropractor

Among those list with the most stress are:

1. Commercial Pilot

2. Public Relations Officer

3.  Corporate Executive (Senior)

4. Photojournalist

5. Newscaster

6. Advertising Account Executive

7. Architect

8. Stockbroker

9. Emergency Medical Technician

10. Real Estate Agent

There is probably disagreement as to what job is the most stressful or the least stressful and it probably doesn’t matter.   Most people are experiencing much more stress in their jobs.   It has been reported that more than 80% of people want to leave their job.   That is a huge number of people that could be exiting their current job in search of something better.   What is that better going to be?

According to a recent Atlantic Monthly article growth in jobs is going to come from two sectors, low wage jobs and jobs that are about creation.   Service sector jobs will include many low wage jobs, Fast Food, home health care, sales clerks, and personal care are going to increase in numbers and remain low wage jobs.

The creative jobs will continue to grow but also require substantially more education than farming, manufacturing or the service sector industries.  Farming and manufacturing will continue to dwindle in importance and the service sector industry will grow.  Among all the industries the service sector is the least likely to be exported overseas or replaced by technology.

How stressed are you?   What job do  you really want?  What would it take to get there?