What are the high-paying jobs that aren't stressful?

Updated on : December 6, 2021 by Owen Patrick



What are the high-paying jobs that aren't stressful?

Any job can be stressful and any job can be low stress. It's about how it fits in with your personal style, passion, and desires.

I love solving problems. When I can bring a creative solution to the table and improve the lives of a group of people, I feel better and happier. However, many would see it as stressful because I almost always deal with frantic clients, often pressured to deliver results within a very limited time / budget and the very stress they suffer ends up imposing on me. But since I can almost always see the positive result, it is not "bad stress", it is lighter.

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Any job can be stressful and any job can be low stress. It's about how it fits in with your personal style, passion, and desires.

I love solving problems. When I can bring a creative solution to the table and improve the lives of a group of people, I feel better and happier. However, many would see it as stressful because I almost always deal with frantic clients, often pressured to deliver results within a very limited time / budget and the very stress they suffer ends up imposing on me. But since I can almost always see the positive result, it is not "bad stress", it is more like high expectations. If I was worried about not being able to help, it would quickly become the kind of stress that drives people to the hospital, but I don't and it doesn't.

It's funny, but when I went through professional aptitude tests in college, the job that kept popping up was "Air Traffic Controller" and I could easily have seen it as a "low-stress" job for me. Yes, it's a big responsibility, but it's all repetitive problem solving with instant rewards and nothing to take home at night. (unless you screw it up, of course).

However, if you were to be a party planner (a job that many would consider "fun") or a sales associate or any other job where you had to do a lot of talking and socializing, you would be miserable and under continuous stress. I have to be producing results and "wasting" time with small talk and nonsense would drive me absolutely crazy. Coming home at night and worrying about whether I would make the rent this month or lose the big bill or not make a good impression; That would stress me out.

Stress is a relative thing. If you are doing what you love, it won't be stressful. If you are doing things that go against your passions and your comfort zone, then you will feel stress. It is that simple and that complicated.

If you ever find a job like this, don't tell anyone! Otherwise, there won't be an applicant tracking system on earth that keeps up with so many applicants.

Either way, there are no stress-free jobs. All jobs involve decision making and there is always something or someone, whether on the supply or demand side, that will screw up your perfectly laid out plans. We have had, at least in my life, Legionnaires' disease; two episodes of swine flu; three iterations of hepatitis without vaccines or cures, until recently; two from Avian Flu (H1N1 and SARS), Human Immunodeficient Virus (HIV), Ebol

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If you ever find a job like this, don't tell anyone! Otherwise, there won't be an applicant tracking system on earth that keeps up with so many applicants.

Either way, there are no stress-free jobs. All jobs involve decision making and there is always something or someone, whether on the supply or demand side, that will screw up your perfectly laid out plans. We have had, at least in my life, Legionnaires' disease; two episodes of swine flu; three iterations of hepatitis without vaccines or cures, until recently; two from avian flu (H1N1 and SARS), the human immunodeficient virus (HIV), Ebola and now the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

These, in ways that range from almost imperceptible to outrageously stagnant, have affected local, regional, national and global economies. When economies are affected, businesses and governments are affected. And, frighteningly, the easiest of all business expenses to adjust is payroll. That is stressful for both those who are out of work and those who are still working due to the essential nature of their work.

That's just from this nastier cousin of the common cold. What else can break a business scheme? How will workers affect us? That's stressful enough, especially when asked to produce despite raw material shortages or bad weather. Then there is always that co-worker who is a fly in the ointment. There will always be stress at work, whether your boss is Mr. Slate, Mr. Dithers, Mr. Spacely, or Mr. Trump.

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