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8. Newspaper Reporter

Median Salary: $36,000

Many people think reporting jobs are cool or glamorous but, in fact, they're pretty high stress. (I mean, not police officer stressful but stressful nonetheless.)

Aside from the usual deadlines and competitiveness, "the industry is going through some pretty dramatic changes," Lee said, pointing to the high level of layoffs and cutbacks in the industry right now.

At one paper, for example, employees were told there would be cutbacks in the coming year and that employees' productivity from the prior six to eight weeks would be considered when making the decision about who would stay and who would go.

"That's really stressful," Lee said. "You're constantly being called on to prove that you deserve the job that you have."


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