Preventative care is becoming of greater emphasis in today’s healthcare landscape. Physiologists can play an important role, particularly for young and highly active patients.
1. Veterinarian (Median Salary: $84,460)
Projected Hiring Outlook: 12%
Demand for veterinarians is expected to increase 36 percent over the next seven years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates. Median pay is pretty high, too.
(Overrated) 10. Surgeon (Median Salary: $233,150)
Projected Hiring Outlook: 18%
Surgery has always been stressful -- it’s long hours on your feet, patients’ lives are in your hands and you’re on call 24/7. But with increased health care regulations, surgeons now often spend most of their time on administrative work.
9. Stockbroker (Median Salary: $71,720)
Projected Hiring Outlook: 11%
If there's one thing America learned from the financial crisis, it’s that the stock market is a high stress, highly competitive, highly stomach-churning job. Sure, you could make millions, but you could also lose millions.
Executives are responsible for the careers and lives of everyone who works for the company. Any wrong decision is on your head. And if the company is publicly-traded, you’re responsible to shareholders, too.
7. Public Relations Manager (Median Salary: $98,700)
Projected Hiring Outlook: 13%
Now one of the most popular college majors, public relations is very stressful and you're often at the mercy of clients and the media. Turnover is also high and hours are long.
6. Management Consultant (median salary: $78,600)
Projected Hiring Outlook: 19%
Recommendations made by management consultants can weigh heavily in businesses' operational decisions. Thus, the stress on management consultants is high, and travel is constant, but the pay is not typically commensurate with the six-figure salaries earned by the top-level executives they're advising.
5. Event Coordinator (Median Salary: $45,810)
Projected Hiring Outlook: 33%
Despite one of the higher growth outlooks in the 2014 Jobs Rated report, event coordinator is a high-stress, high-pressure job. Demands can change dramatically from client to client and event to event, so event coordinators must be able to adapt quickly.
4. Bookkeeper (Annual median salary: $35,170
Projected Hiring Outlook: 11%
low-stress work environment is a trade-off for predictable and a lower average annual salary, and automation is a constant threat.
3. Author (median salary: $55,940)
Projected Hiring Outlook: 3%
Dream of becoming the next Hemingway or Steinbeck? You and a few million others. Becoming a published author is an exceedingly difficult proposition; being able to work as an author full-time is especially challenging.
2. Attorney (Median Salary: $113,530)
Projected Hiring Outlook: 10%
The legal profession took a huge hit from the recession, with hiring dwindling all the way down to 62 percent in 2012 from 85 percent a year ago, according to the Wall Street Journal. Turnover is also high and the work is grueling.