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Argggggggggh! America’s Most Stressful Jobs

Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:35 PM ET

Bring up the word stress in a conversation and you’d better clear your schedule for the next hour.

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A whopping 40 percent of American workers say their job is very or extremely stressful, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Of course, some jobs are more stressful than others. Job-search portal CareerCast has once again crunched the statistics and come up with their list of the 10 most stressful jobs in America — and the 10 least stressful jobs in America.

Wait, least stressful? How do I get one of those?!

Indeed, you’ll want to click through these lists — to see if your job is on the most stressful list (I’m sure it is!) and what your options are for less stressful work.

Click here for America 10 Most Stressful Jobs for 2012— and the 10 Least Stressful Jobs.


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