Jobs reports, unemployment extensions and federal stats on disability payments continue to paint a picture of slow economic recovery.  There is a lot of stress when you don’t have a job.  Of course no career is absolutely stress-free, but some jobs are certainly less stressful than others. Stress often comes from having to deal with elements outside of our control so it comes as no surprise that most of the time, the least stressful jobs are indoors and in a controlled environment that allows employees to focus on their responsibilities.

Job site CareerCast published a list of the least stressful jobs based on measurements of 11 specific factors across 200 occupations.  (Business Insider)

Hare the least stressful jobs:

1. Audiologist
Median salary: $69,720

2. Hair stylist
Median salary: $22,700

3. Jeweler
Median salary:$35,350

4. University professor
Median salary: $64,290

5. Seamstress/Tailor
Median salary: $26,280

6. Dietitian
Median salary:$55,240

7. Medical records technician
Median salary: $34,160


8. Librarian
Median salary: $55,370

9. Multimedia artist
Median salary: $61,370

10. Drill press operator
Median salary: $35,580

For the record, the top 3 Most stressful jobs in 2014 are expected to be:

1. Enlisted Military          $28,840

2. Military General           $196,300

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3. Firefighter                    $45,250