A job is a job. You have to earn the big bucks to get what you always dreamt of. For many of us, dreams are often put on the back burner and their job provides them only with enough food, shelter and clothing, nothing more, sometimes even less. Although everyone does feel that they do the most stressful job, in that case, think twice. Below, here we have listed some of the most stressful jobs in the world.
Although the jobs have been ranked as top 10 most stressful jobs, everyone’s perspective on it may be different. This list in no way undermines the work done by others but in fact appreciates those who contribute to the society by doing these stressful jobs, which have to be done by someone or the other. So let us begin from the bottom, the least one from our list of top ten most stressful jobs:
This is the most underpaid and the most undervalued profession in the current scenario. Although they mold the future scientists and engineers, their contribution is hardly hailed. Even though teachers are responsible for shaping the future, their jobs are often in jeopardy and most countries in the world do not invest a lot in attracting the right minds into the teaching profession. In many countries, teachers are also paid less and those working in the public sector are forced to contribute to other government jobs too, without any extra pay or recognition, like to count census or votes.
2. Emergency Dispatcher
The most unrecognized profession in the USA. Although 911 is the most popularly known phone number and probably the most dialed one too, the faces behind these phone numbers are not known. The emergency dispatchers are those who handle multiple emergency situations throughout the day and also do multitasking to provide as much help as possible to the person on the other hand. Imagine having a health emergency wherein you have to pass on the caller’s address to the nearest ambulance but also help a family member on how to give first aid. The emergency dispatchers need to have first-hand knowledge on how to deal with every possible situation while remaining calm.
3. Newspaper Reporters
As the industry of print media is going down, the reporters who risked their lives to get news or to protect their sources are also not in good shape. Newspaper reporters have made it to our list of the most stressful jobs in the world. Reporters are the ears and eyes of the paper and also the society. They highlight the current problems with an intention to draw attention to it and find a solution. However, while this is happening, their problems are often ignored. They face threats, deadline pressures and also a screaming boss who wants breaking news all the time, ever thought of that. There is a line between adventure and stress overload in newspaper reporting. With digital media overpowering the print section, the pressure gets even higher.
4. Public Relations Executive
Imagine being kind even though the person on the other end is rude to you, that’s a public relations executive’s job. A public relation officer’s job is to remain polite and answer all queries to the media so that the firm’s reputation remains intact. Many times, the media hits out at the PR executive to get the most controversial statement out and so the executive has to be careful with every word that he speaks. Bigger the firm you are handling, bigger is the responsibility on you. Even though a PR executive is paid high, once you lose your integrity, you become infamous among all.
5. Event Coordinator
Last minute deadlines and constant nudging by the clients is what an event coordinator undergoes every day. He is the bridge between high profile clients and low-level workers who often are ready to doze off, if not paid attention too. You need to have a pleasant face and a stern attitude all at the same time, quite stressful, isn’t it?
6. Police Officer
When you have a murderer on the loose or a crowd getting out of control, the only person you wish to be there is a police officer. Although in times of peace, police officers are often forgotten and called names, when it comes to law and order problems, our cops risk everything they have to save us. They always have to be alert, one mistake and each ignored crime give birth to an even bigger criminal. Even a simple job like penalizing speeding vehicles may sound easy, but you never know what crazy driver is at the other end and what fate may have for you in the next few seconds when you are a police officer.
7. Commercial Airline Pilots
Surely, it does seem to be a sexy job as women have always liked the men in uniform, but commercial airline pilots are one of the most stressed employees in the world. They are often away from families, especially those who are flying abroad. A pilot is not just there alone, but hundreds of lives are entrusted in his hands and so he needs to stay alert and calm at the same time. Anything calamity can strike and one mistake can cost irreparable damage. Even though some may claim that technological advancements may have made their lives easier, but even technology and machines are not flawless. In such a situation, you need a man who is working to save lives.
They cut open human bodies, only to fix them. However while they are doing this, they are pressurized by family members waiting outside the operation theater and standing for hours without answering natural calls or sipping water. Surgeons are paid hefty, but this is undoubtedly one of the most stressful jobs in the world.
This is not just stressful but also a dangerous job. Many firefighters across the globe have lost their lives while trying to save someone from the rage of the fire. Firefighters are no less than those standing on the border to face the enemy. They can be called to act any minute and they have to be ready 24 * 7.
10. On Field Military Personnel
To end our list, the most stressful job, recognized all around the globe is that of an on-field military personnel. They have to be alert all the time as they get no warning before the enemy attacks. They are responsible for protecting the borders and in many cases are also used for tackling massive natural.