Here are 10 of the most STRESSFUL jobs

Here are 10 of the most STRESSFUL jobs

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Every person's dream is to have good a good education that would land them a great job.

For many, a great job means a good income. However, not all great incomes come easy as some of the perceived good job can be very stressful.

Here are some of the most stressful jobs, according to the US Department of Labour database, based on their stress tolerance.

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The stress tolerance score of 0-100 measured how frequently workers had to accept criticism and deal effectively with high stress on the job. Lower scores indicated less stress on the job.

1. Telephone operators

Stress tolerance: 98

Here are 10 of the most stressful jobs
Angeline Mbaika, a telephone operator at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Telephone operators have to deal with all kinds of inquiries. Image: CUEA

2. Broadcast-news analysts

Stress tolerance: 95

They are usually there to explain to viewers what happened and are under pressure to be objective and right at all times.

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3. Dancers

Stress level: 97

Here are 10 of the most stressful jobs
Kenyan traditional dancers singing as they wait to entertain US President Barrack Obama at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Image: EPA

4. Ship pilots

Stress tolerance: 94

5. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Stress tolerance: 97

Here are 10 of the most stressful jobs
This is another most stressful job according to the US Department of Labour database. Image:

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6. Mental-health counselors

Stress tolerance: 94

7. Surgeons

Stress tolerance: 96

Here are 10 of the most stressful jobs
Dr. Isaac Moss, UConn Health orthopaedic spine surgeon, training surgeons at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Image:

8. Chief executives

Stress tolerance: 94

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9. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Stress tolerance: 95

Here are 10 of the most stressful jobs
Kenya Airways' Captain Irene Koki Mutungi the first woman captain of a passenger jet aircraft in Africa. She may be smiling but her job is not that stress-free. Image:

10. Police officers

Stress tolerance: 95

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