Which profession does the least for mankind

33 well-paying jobs for people who don't like stress

Jobs in which there is fierce competition and stress and high pressure to perform have become the norm are not right for everyone. Fortunately, for those of you who prefer to work in more relaxed conditions, there are also plenty of well-paid, low-stress jobs out there.

Not every job requires a high level of stress tolerance

The US Department of Labor's database includes study-based reports that show the importance of various skills, activities, and personal traits in specific jobs. The characteristics also include stress tolerance, which is described on the page as follows: "To be able to accept criticism and to remain calm in stressful situations and still work effectively."

The website rates job characteristics such as stress tolerance on a scale from 0 to 100. 0 means that stress tolerance is not necessary for the job and 100 means that the job requires a very high stress tolerance.

Jobs at universities are more likely to be considered relaxed

Business Insider has now sorted different professions according to how much stress you have to endure and used the database of the US Department of Labor to help. The lower the rating, the less stressful the job. Only well-paid jobs are listed, i.e. those professions in which you get an average annual salary of at least 75,000 US dollars (66,000 euros) according to the US Occupational Employment Statistics. This is the latest data released in May 2017.

Many of the jobs are held at universities or colleges - for example positions as professors in economics, statistics, mathematics and materials science. Exactly these jobs top the list.

33 well-paying jobs for people who don't like stress

33 well-paying jobs for people who don't like stress

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  • 33. Environmental scientist - and expert

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  • 32nd Professor of History

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  • 31. Professor of Mathematics

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  • 30. Environmental engineer

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  • 29. Art director

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  • 28. Marine engineer

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  • 27. Professor of Computer Science

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  • 26. Agricultural engineer

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  • 25. Professor of Geography

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  • 24. Professor of Political Science

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  • 23. Biochemists and biophysicists

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  • 22. Computer hardware engineer

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  • 21. Orthodontist

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  • 20. Professor of Astronomy

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  • 19. Professor of Ethics and Cultural Studies

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  • 18. Environmental medicine

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  • 17. Biomedical engineer

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  • 16. Geoscientist

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  • 15. Professor of Law

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  • 14. Hydrologist

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  • 13. Astronomer

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  • 12. Professor of Economics

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  • 11. Business researcher

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  • 10. Materials engineer

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  • 9. Software application developers

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  • 8. Political scientist

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  • 7. Chemical engineer

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