Nov 13 2013

 

 

 

Kev

Tossing and turning at night and can't sleep because your mind is on your job? Hate getting up and going to work? Well, Business Insider might make you feel better once you look at the fourteen most stressful jobs in America.

Clearly working in the mental health field is stressful but who would have thought that being a dancer would be one of the most stressful jobs in America?

Here are the top five.

1. Psychiatric Aides

Stress tolerance: 99.5

Consequence of error: 57.5

Time pressure: 46

Average annual salary: $26,680

What they do: Psychiatric aides help patients who have mental illness and developmental disabilities with their daily activities.

2. Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (911)

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Stress tolerance: 98.5

Consequence of error: 86

Time pressure: 68.3

Average annual salary: $36,300

What they do: These employees, also called 9-1-1 operators, answer emergency and non-emergency calls. They take information from the caller and send the appropriate type and number of response units.

3. Psychiatric Technicians

Stress tolerance: 98.5

Consequence of error: 64.5

Time pressure: 56.5

Average annual salary: $30,050

What they do: Psychiatric technicians provide therapeutic care for patients with mental illness and developmental disabilities

4. Dancers

Stress tolerance: 97

Consequence of error: 29.3

Time pressure: 58.7

Average annual salary: n/a

What they do: Dancers use movements to express ideas and stories in performances.

5. Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Stress tolerance: 96.5

Consequence of error: 89.3

Time pressure: 73.8

Average annual salary: More than $187,200

What they do: Physician specialists with an expertise in pregnancy, childbirth, and disorders of the reproductive system.