I Knew There Was A Reason I Liked My Job

by Matthew Stollak on Thursday, January 3, 2013

The good people at Careercast.com have come out with their list of the top 10 least stressful jobs in the United States.

Topping the list?


University professors.

The field's high growth opportunities, low health risks and substantial pay provide a low-stress environment that's the envy of many career professionals.
Americans are going to college in record numbers. In fact, 63.3% of citizens ages 18 to 30 have or are on track to earn degrees, according to PayScale.com. And the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows job seekers with college educations are still twice as likely to land a position as those without. These facts combine to create rising job opportunities in the college ranks, which help make teaching jobs less stressful than ever before.

Other reasons for its ranking?  Being at the pinnacle of one's field, students choose to be there, performance isn't based on standardized tests, and the opportunity to earn tenure.

So, everyone else....enjoy your stressful jobs...I'm going to relax here at my desk.

2 comments

LUCKY.

by Lizzie on January 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM. #

@Lizzie Sombody's got to do it....might as well be me.

by Matthew Stollak on January 3, 2013 at 3:37 PM. #

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