Generals dictate tactical strategy in combat, which directly impacts both the success of military operations and the safety of subordinates. With global tumult and the United States’ continued involvement in Afghanistan, the decisions generals make effect the lives of the soldiers who trust them most, which factors into its ranking in the most stressful jobs of 2013.
MEDIAN SALARY: $196,300
JOB OUTLOOK: Varies by enlistment
JOBS RATED STRESS SCORE: 65.54