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Most Stressful Jobs for 2013

When was the last time you heard someone say: "I am soooo stressed out right now?"

Three minutes ago, right?

Nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of workers are stressed out by at least one thing at work, according to a recent work-stress survey by Harris Interactive for Everest College.


Of course, not all job stress was created equal. CareerCast is out with its list of the Most Stressful Jobs for 2013 … and the Least Stressful Jobs.

What makes a job stressful?

CareerCast used 11 criteria, including physical danger, having your life at risk, having responsibility for other people's lives or livelihoods at risk and how much you work in the public eye or have someone breathing down your neck. Other considerations include the unemployment rate and job growth in a particular career, all things that could seriously add stress.

"There are different types of stress. It can be physical danger. Actually being in harm's way," said Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast.com. "There can also be stress that's deadlines, competitiveness and being in the public eye," he said.

However, just like with CareerCast's "Worst Jobs" list – the people on the "Most Stressful" list don't necessarily hate their jobs. In fact, some downright love them!

"One man's stress is another man's job! Some are adrenaline junkies. Some thrive off stress," Lee said. "A firefighter may really enjoy running into burning building to save somebody."

So what are the most stressful jobs for 2013? Did yours make the list? Click the arrow above to find out.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO: Gahhhhh! Cindy Perman Talks About Which Jobs Made the List of MOST Stressful Jobs of 2013.

By Cindy Perman
Posted 2013 Jan. 3

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