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Posted at 24 Oct 2009 3:48 am
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The Top 6 Low-Stress Jobs for Career Satisfaction

by Shannon Dauphin

You already know job stress is bad -- but do you know just how bad? According to a report issued by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, one quarter of workers viewed their job as the most intense stressor in their lives. Over 40 percent of workers felt their jobs were extremely stressful, while 26 percent of workers said they had reached a point of burnout.

But there's more. Ongoing job stress is associated with physical ailments such as back pain, headaches, muscular aches, exhaustion, depression, and even heart disease and high blood pressure. Companies in the United States lose billions of dollars annually due to absenteeism, high turnover, employee accidents, medical costs, and decreased productivity -- and it's all thanks to stress.

 

Escape Stress with a New Degree

Are you ready to take control of your stress level? Career training for a new job can put you on the path to a position that you love -- and the change can work wonders on your outlook. While most jobs aren't completely stress-free, doing something you love can make you look at job stress in an entirely new light. If you're looking for less stress on the job, consider these careers:

 

Chef

Does working with food lower your blood pressure while it whets your appetite? Becoming a chef can turn your favorite hobby into a steady paycheck. While busy restaurant kitchens are often fast-paced during peak times, if you love to cook, you'll take it all in stride. If you're the ambitious kind, get your bachelor's degree in culinary arts and become an executive chef. If you prefer a more intimate atmosphere, consider becoming a private chef. Either way, you will unleash your creative side.

Executive chefs make an average of $38,770 per year, while private chefs pull in an annual average of $24,070, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

 

Dental Hygienist

More than half of all dental hygienists work part-time, which gives you plenty of opportunities for relaxation off the clock. The fact that you can have your certificate or associate's degree in two years makes the job even sweeter. Job prospects for dental hygienists are very good and quickly growing, which equals less stress in finding a good position.

The income? You can expect to bring in an average of $66,570 per year, according to the BLS.

 

Radiographer

As a radiology technician, you will meet interesting new people while helping doctors determine which treatments are required. While any job in health care has the potential to be stressful, radiology technicians often enjoy a steady pace. The job can be yours with an associate's degree, though certificate programs are available. A bachelor's degree could lead to better job prospects and supervisory positions.

It's a feel-good job that will sometimes leave you exhausted but other times leave you exhilarated -- and your average take-home pay of $52,210 is another reason to enjoy the work.

 

Counselor

Do you love helping kids handle the issues that come along with growing up? Becoming a counselor can allow you to help children while making a nice paycheck. Listening to kids' problems can be stressful at times, but by remaining calm and relaxed you can teach them valuable coping skills. A master's degree in psychology or education is usually required; however, some employers will accept a bachelor's degree if the appropriate counseling courses have been completed.

You can help kids work through the tough times and make an average of per year $51,050 while you do it.

 

Graphic Designer

Creativity abounds for the graphic designer, and that can open doors to fun and relaxation even while you are hard at work. About 25 percent of graphic designers are freelancers, and even those who work in large firms often have ample room to let their talents shine.

A bachelor's degree in graphic design is usually required, but some technical positions will accept an associate's degree. All that creativity brought an average income of $42,400 to graphic designers in 2008, according to the BLS.

 

Bookkeeper

If you're great with numbers, becoming a bookkeeper might be your ticket to a low-stress job. Bookkeepers are needed in every industry, and as such, the job opportunities are vast. Many positions require an associate's degree in accounting, and career training on the job is ongoing.

And here's a number to ponder: $32,510. That was the median wage for a bookkeeper in 2008.

 

Education for Low-Stress Careers

Even the education for your future career can be low-stress if you opt for online courses. Whether you choose to pursue an associate's degree, a bachelor's degree, or aim for an even higher level of education, there is an online course that can meet your needs.

 

Shannon Dauphin is a freelance writer based near Nashville, Tennessee.


Comment posted at 20 Nov 2009 6:40 pm#1
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Nice article. This could also be a great guide for student's who are still confused on what to take up in college..At least they could have ideas on the nicest jobs in the world.

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Comment posted at 22 Nov 2009 12:49 am#2
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thanks.
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Comment posted at 29 Dec 2009 12:43 pm#3
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"Bookkeeper

If you're great with numbers, becoming a bookkeeper might be your ticket to a low-stress job. Bookkeepers are needed in every industry, and as such, the job opportunities are vast. Many positions require an associate's degree in accounting, and career training on the job is ongoing.

And here's a number to ponder: $32,510. That was the median wage for a bookkeeper in 2008."

 

Great points there.  I've been thinking about a move into this area myself, and it seems with the vast need for bookkeepers it's pretty well protected against recessions.  Also, the median stated seems pretty in line with what I've been finding for a typical bookkeeper salary.

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