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How to Find a Low-Stress Job

How to Find a Low-Stress Job

Larry Buhl | for Monster

Chronic job stress, which the World Health Organization has called a “worldwide epidemic,” is not the occasional aggravation of a dysfunctional copier or an annoying coworker. It’s the energy-draining, psyche-straining, day-to-day mental grind that results in accidents, insomnia, irritability, fatigue and an overall lower quality of life.

But work doesn’t have to stress you out. There are dozens of low-stress jobs available across a wide variety of fields, according to Laurence Shatkin, career information expert and author of 150 Best Low-Stress Jobs. And the vast majority of those jobs have good growth potential and good wages as well, says Shatkin.

Reaction to stressors is idiosyncratic. Some find the pressure of exactitude debilitating, others thrive on it. Some can’t handle conflict, while others take arguments in stride.

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Archivists, who plan and oversee the arrangement of exhibitions, have a more leisurely pace of work than many other professions. Average annual earnings of archivists were nearly $46,470, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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