The Most Stressful Jobs of 2012

A Stressful Paycheck

If the goal of life is indeed the pursuit of happiness, then we should all strive to avoid the causes of anxiety in our daily lives. While stress can and does come at us from a number of angles, most people probably point to their jobs as the primary source of stress, since both the struggle to be financially comfortable and the day-to-day reality of some jobs mean that we spend the majority of our days on edge. Want to hear what workers of one of the worst jobs to make our list said about their career? Watch our video! Some people (psychologists?) may be drawn to life’s dirty drama, but for the rest of us who prefer to avoid stress, job website CareerCast crunched the numbers on 11 metrics to determine which jobs came with the most inherent anxiety for the average employee. Using CareerCast’s stress scores (see the methodology here),  we took a look at the top 10 and what makes them so stressful. Photo Credit: Getty Images