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9. Emergency Medical Technician

Stress score: 39.68
Average annual salary: $33,020
Hours per day: Varies

EMTs are responsible for assessing injuries, administering emergency medical care, and transporting injured or sick people to medical facilities. The day-to-day stress of an EMT comes with the fact that both the EMT's life and the patient’s life are on the line, says Tony Lee, who points out that budget cuts are also affecting this profession.

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