Do you feel stressed at work? Does your job leaves you mentally and physically drained? Are you planning to switch career because your job makes you stressed? If your answer to all these questions is “YES” then you must be employed in one of these sectors.
Here is a list of top 5 jobs that are stress-inducing and puts your professional capacity to test time and again:
Nursing Job is quite a demanding profession wherein one invests his/her efforts both physically and emotionally while handling patients. While treating the sick people, nurses tend to develop an inter-personal relation that becomes emotionally draining for them. On-the-job stresses combined with the everyday worries keep them on their toes and leaves them stressed. In fact a normal shift of the nurse stretches upto 12 hours sometimes that leaves them physically broke at the end of the day. Nursing indeed is not an easy job because it comprises mostly of a hectic schedule. As per a study conducted on the stress levels that nurses experience, it was found that 40 percent nurses report job dissatisfaction and 31 percent plans to quit the job.
Be it market research, scientific research or academic research, researchers have commendable ability to handle stress. For them factors such as compact timelines to achieve results or percentage of success rate, repetitive client feedback, keeping up with latest skills are some of the stress-inducers. As a consequence, their nasty temper and a personal grudge take a toll on their health and demotivates research professionals to envision success. Whereas there are a lot of technological and medical firms that invests a huge part of their profits in R&D, but the pressure to perform successfully pulls them down and leaves them stressed.
Teaching is considered as the best platform to connect and interact with the youthful minds; sometimes it blows out the mind of the teacher. Surprisingly about 80% of teachers complain about stress at work. Sheer amount of workload, pressure to give best results and pushing the students to perform well takes great toll on health. The present day teachers’ complaint of depression, anxiety and sleeplessness. It is not an easy job to tackle the students especially when they come from diverse backgrounds and questions the status quo of the concepts mentioned in the books. A teacher acts as a therapist who handles the personal qualms and simultaneously educates kids for a brighter future. On the flip side, long working hours and the dynamic nature of the job makes this profession physically and mentally demanding.
Becoming a manager is comparatively easier than proving your worth on this job. Acting as a link between the lower and top management is quite draining. A manager cannot go against top management for the rights of employees; while they even cannot ask the employees to stay shut. In both the cases the productivity gets hampered and work hours wasted. Too many deadlines, multiples projects running simultaneously, work-planning, preparing projections for future while managing the emotions and objections of the juniors and co-workers are some of the stress-inducers that pokes a manager. These days’ organisations prefer flat structure instead of tall ones because no one wants to bear the brunt of being the rude manager.
Administrative job is no more a relaxing option if you are planning to get into a job that is less stressful. Unreasonable demands, customer/client queries and pressure from management cause great stress to the employees. When administrative employees of private sector firms were interviewed, 75 per cent of them complained about the rising levels of stress in their job. The employees also mentioned that they are not fairly paid and have to stretch the working hours to wind up the work of each day.
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