The 10 Most Stressful Jobs of 2010

The 10 Most Stressful Jobs of 2010

Surgeon

4. Surgeon

Overall Rating: 594Projected Growth: 14.68%Stress: 99.46Median Salary: $300,118

Unemployment: Very Low

Hours Per Day: 11

Time Pressure: High

Surgeons can be required to work at odd hours, and many operations take hours to complete. Operating calls for extreme precision and attention to detail, and can require quick decision making with life or death consequences. In addition, rising malpractice insurance costs are a major cause of stress for many surgeons.

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