Audiology continues to find itself ranking among the “Least Stressful” jobs for another year. Audiology moved up one spot, to be listed as the 3rd least stressful job in 2018. Out of more than 200 jobs, CareerCast.com ranks audiology with a job stress score of 7.22, out of a scale of 1 to 85–just slightly more stressful than hair stylist and diagnostic medical sonographer.
Among the rankings, the company projects a twenty percent growth for the profession and pegs the median salary for audiologists at $75,980.
Careers in Audiology: Stress Free?
To rank the most and least stressful careers from the 200 professions, CareerCast evaluates 11 “stress factors”, including: travel required; growth potential; deadlines; working in the public eye; competition in the field; physical demands; environmental conditions; hazards encountered on a regular basis; own life at risk; life of others at risk; and meeting or interacting with the public at large. The methodology for the rankings can be found here.
Here’s the top 10 Least Stressful Jobs in 2018, according to CareerCast:
1) Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
2) Hair Stylist
4) University Professor
5) Medical Records Technician
6) Compliance Officer
8) Pharmacy Technician
9) Operations Research Analyst
10) Medical Laboratory Technician
The company also compiles a list of the most stressful jobs. The top 10 most stressful jobs include:
1) Enlisted Military Personnel
3) Airline Pilot
4) Police Officer
5) Event Coordinator
6) Newspaper Reporter7) Broadcaster
8) Public Relations Executive
9) Senior Corporate Executive
10) Taxi Driver
Source: CareerCast; image courtesy IdealMD