The most stressful jobs in America

Think your job stresses you out? Be grateful you don't perform one of these occupations. (And if you do, please -- sit and relax a moment!)

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Dec 26, 2013 10:33PM
Try driving a 40 ton truck through the mountains on ice and snow then get back to me on those dancers WOW
Dec 27, 2013 1:23AM

Not one mention of the military, your dancing and getting paid a high salarly to do medical work, and supervising beat cops and answering phones are all stressful im sure.  How bout leaving your family for a year every 2 years for a decade to your profession in a combat zone.

Dec 26, 2013 8:45PM
Dec 27, 2013 12:16AM
The clowns that made this up have no clue what is and isn't stressful.
Dec 26, 2013 11:12PM
I work as a correctional officer at a jail. All of my "clients" are having bad days and it wears pretty quick. Dancers??? really MSN give us readers a break. They are doing what they love and work hard for. When they risk being stabbed, spit on, beat up, or have their families threatened on a daily basis you can add them to the stressful jobs list.
Dec 27, 2013 5:38AM

Dancers????   Yeah, right.  I am a retired Marine.  You want stress, join the Marine Corps.


Dec 27, 2013 2:12AM

  You missed the most stressful of all ,  The Section foreman in a underground coal mine ,,  Roof falling in all the time ,  Inspectors showing up all the time and if they find anything bad wrong you can get fired, methane gas that you are in charge of removing that will blow everyone to hell in a second ,  equipment brake downs so you get behind on tons and get your **** chewed ,  6 days a week some times 7  and a start time but no quit time , and can never get a day off no matter how sick you are , 

THINK ABOUT THIS NEXT TIME YOU TURN A LIGHT ON .   No one cares about coal miners but coal miner,s  and there family's.

Dec 26, 2013 10:23PM
How about these guys trying to get the lights back on????  Dangerous, cold, long hours.
Dec 27, 2013 12:02AM
walk in a nurses shoes one day. with or without the vomit on them.
Dec 27, 2013 7:23AM
Really???  My 22-year Army career would cause pretty much everything I saw listed pale by comparison.  Give me a break!
Dec 27, 2013 12:13AM

Working on the Flight-Deck of a US Navy Aircraft Carrier, while underway, in the middle of the night, during Flight-Op's. 

You're right in the middle of a floating - Very Active Airport - that, oh by the way, is also carrying about a million gallons of aircraft fuel.

Dec 27, 2013 9:03AM
Yep, dancing.  Much more stressful than constantly scanning the road for random trash that could be concealing an IED, or always checking your 6 (both in and out of uniform) to avoid getting shot in the back by some ****er punk.
Dec 26, 2013 10:55PM
Any job where someone must deal face to face with the public should be listed.  There are many loony folks out there who demand that everything be "their way" and perfect.  Not happening in the real world, but the loonies blame those who wait on them for not producing their every wish.
Dec 27, 2013 8:05AM
Military duty; always dancing with death...
Dec 27, 2013 6:29AM

MSN you totally lost me with dancers.

Dec 26, 2013 7:57PM
I made the mistake of reading this at work.  When I got to where it said that education administration was such a stressful job I laughed until I cried, and everyone thought I was having a really bad night.  
Dec 26, 2013 8:41PM
I can't believe that Customer Service Reps in Call Centers did not make the list, how would you like to be screamed at and cursed at for 8 hours a day?
Dec 27, 2013 4:14AM
Social Workers didn't make the list? When working for Adult and Child Protective Services, drug and alcohol group therapy, in communities, with the elderly, assisting those who are mentally challenged, hospices, hospitals, school systems, and all other human services with some of the highest burnout rates of any job profession...

Dancers? SERIOUSLY???

Dec 27, 2013 8:51AM

Hauling a tractor-trailer with hazardous material ( gas and diesel Fuel) is a real nail-biter.

Dec 26, 2013 11:07PM
A job can be stressful especially if a supervisor is difficult to work with.
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