While choosing a career, we consider a lot of factors such as our interest, professional growth, salary and other perks. But very few will worry about the stress-level associated with a job. Stress is unavoidable, but we always have the option to opt for a profession which is less stressful. Here are some professions that can be quite stressful:
1. Healthcare professionals
People working in the healthcare industry, such as therapists, nurses, doctors and others, whose jobs involve taking care of ailing patients, witnessing tragic cases, and even death (on regular basis!) can be quite traumatic. In fact, it is very depressing to see someone in a vulnerable position throughout your day, every day!
2. People working in the Hospitality industry
From waiters to delivery boys, chefs to managers, every professional in the Hospitality industry has to serve their clients, and they need to do it with a smile! And not all visitors are polite, and some can be quite intimidating and irritating. This accompanied with a low salary is the perfect recipe for stress, isn’t it?
3. Social workers
A social worker, perhaps, leads the most stressful life as they regularly face traumatic situations while helping victims or fighting for a cause. While they may be appreciated for what they do, but many social workers end up sacrificing their peace of mind.
4. Maintenance workers
Let’s be honest—how many of us thank plumbers, electricians, sweepers or construction labourers? The work they do is indispensable, and yet they belong to one of the most underpaid and unorganized sectors in the country. Where is the silver lining in this profession?
5. Military personnel
Fighting for your country and risking your own life is not an easy thing to do. And they leave their families behind and embrace a future of uncertainty. Only the most courageous people can venture to fight near enemy territories and go without food or shelter for days during emergency. If this isn’t stressful, then what is?