25 Most Stressful Jobs Of 2013

Posted by , Updated on August 23, 2014

Stress is a part of life, especially when it comes to work. Factors that contribute to stress include sense of competitiveness with colleagues, deadlines that are hard to meet, relationship issues and several other physical demands, which, if not met, often lead to frustration. While stress is normal, people should understand that too much of it can be bad as it can affect not just their productivity but also their well-being. Aside from the fact that excessive stress can get in the way of one’s efficiency in the workplace, it can also impact mental and physical health. Makes you wonder how people who work these 25 most stressful jobs of 2013 deal with the stress.


Senior Corporate Executive

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Senior corporate executives refer to the bigwigs of organizations. They are the ones who represent their companies and face media scrutiny when necessary. Their job is stressful because they are the ones who control just about every transaction that goes within the bounds of their organization. When they fail to perform well, the organization they represent fails just as much.


Public Relations Executive

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The work of a public relations executive is more stressful than most people think it is. While their main task is to manage corporate damage control, they are the ones who face clients and the media during press conferences. Public relations executives have targets and goals which if not met, chances are they’ll get fired.




What concierges do is far more stressful than most people realize. Whether they works for hotel guests, independent clients, or apartment dwellers, a concierge is always on demand to meet the needs of guests and clients.


Job Coach

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The job of a job coach is to help current of future employees deal with their physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. This is a stressful job because it requires the ability to juggle fieldwork with heaps of paperwork.


Benefits and Payroll Administrator

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Payroll administrators do not only work in processing new employees, pay raises and promotions but also in keeping track of new payroll taxes or changes that may affect the pay rates of employees. What makes this job even more stressful is that it involves handling a staff of payroll workers who perform distinct jobs. The larger the company, the more stressful this job gets.




Teachers do not only teach. They prepare lesson plans everyday and get relatively less down time than other professions. Some people believe that teachers have very convenient working schedules when they actually take a lot of their work, home. What makes matters worse is that teachers’ salary tend to be low.


Veterinarian Assistant

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The job of a veterinarian involves administering medicine and performing surgeries to cure animal infirmities. The role of the assistant is to stay close to the animals to make sure they get tended well. This job is stressful because veterinary assistants normally are emotionally attached to the animals they care for.




The stress associated with being a barista springs from the policy that the customer is always right. Every day, baristas encounter indecisive customers who always complain about their coffee being too cold, too sweet, too hot, etc.


Athletic Coach

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Unknown to many, an athletic coach actually faces lots of pressure when coaching his or her team on the field. The major goal of an athletic coach is to give instructions to team members so they can win. The pressure to win is high for most coaches because they feel that they are the ones responsible for the future of their teams.


Social Worker

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Social workers deal with clients who are extremely troubled, whether emotionally or mentally. These people tax not just the physical strength but also the emotions of social workers.


Purchase Agent

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The role of purchase agents, purchasing managers or buyers is to negotiate deals on certain products and services on behalf of their organizations. This job is stressful because it involves having to be constantly updated with industry trends. They deal with millions of dollars every year but most of them are paid on a commission basis.


Military General

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The job of a military general is to devise strategies and make strategic decisions on behalf of his own troop. This job involves a lot of stress because the general’s task involves not just making crucial life endangering decisions for himself but more importantly, for the thousands of military personnel under him.


Assisted Living Manager

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The assisted living manager deals with government regulators and often has to work for long, unpredictable hours. The most stressful thing about this job is that the managers are not compensated generously for their hard work.




While their major job is to help people find their personal spirituality and strength in the midst of trouble, they often experience stress and pressure because of the constant dealing with issues like grief and trauma of the people who seek their wisdom.


Medical Professional

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Medical professionals perform one of the most vital jobs in the world, primarily because they deal with the health and lives of people. They spend long hours in medical institutions, listen to patients who seek their expertise in the field and often are deprived of adequate sleep. Medical professionals who tend terminally ill patients normally face emotional stress.


Mental Health Case Manager

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Figuratively speaking, the job of a mental health case manager is “to hold everyone else’s garbage.” Like a psychologist, a mental health case manager speaks to all sorts of people in order to identify what is going on inside their heads.


Loss Prevention Officer

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A loss prevention officer works in either monitoring retail floors for shoplifters or watching video screens to look for anybody who exhibits suspicious behavior within an area. The stressful thing about this job is that one always has to decide when to apprehend someone and when not to. This job also involves safety issues because they deal with shoplifters.




The job of a photojournalist involves documenting out of the ordinary events, which may be precarious most of the time. They go and witness actual fires, wars, accidents, and calamities to take photos that will complement the news stories written by their editors. The stress associated with this job is brought by odd hours of work, too much travel, and deadlines.


Newspaper Reporter

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Just like a photojournalist, a newspaper reporter struggles against strict deadlines every single day. They work for long and unpredictable hours and have higher public visibility than any other job. Being a newspaper reporter is stressful because assignments range from the most boring to the most distressing.


Commercial Airline Pilot

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While flying is already stressful for travelers, it is even more so for airline pilots since they are responsible for the lives and safety of hundreds of people each day. Add to this responsibility the fact that pilots deal with jet lag and odd shifts.




We love our firefighters and for good reason. They deal with the incredible stress of not only saving other people’s lives, but in most circumstances, saving their own as well. Last year, 83 firefighters died while trying to extinguish fires in the United States.


Taxi Driver

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Being a taxi driver is among the most dangerous and stressful jobs one would ever want to get himself into. According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics there were 55 annual fatalities for Taxi drivers and chauffeurs. Drivers are susceptible to hold-up and robbery because they carry large amounts of cash and they are shut in a space where nobody can see them.




The nature of a miner’s job involves going deep underground to look for minerals that can be sold. Miners generally face incredible stress because they spend long hours in the dark. Add to this the danger of unexpected cave ins (a reality that is already responsible for many miners’ death).


Police Officer

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The main job of a police officer is to maintain peace. This involves catching lawbreakers from minor thieves to major syndicates. Being a police officer is a stressful job because it involves encountering dangerous situations every day. Last year, 72 police officers got killed and more than 55,000 got assaulted while on duty.


Enlisted military personnel

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This job involves being deployed to war zones that could potentially result in death. Enlisted military personnel live their lives following stringent rules away from their loved ones and find it hard to cope with their re-entrance into society after their release. What’s worse, due to the environment of war, military personnel have a high possibility of suffering from post-traumatic disorder which for some, may even result in suicide.

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