In compiling lists of the most demanding white- and blue-collar jobs, CareerCast.com researchers examine data on each position's stress level, work hours and physical demands.
Workers in every industry struggle with fatigue and burnout, but if you repeatedly find yourself barely able to get out of bed in the morning, the problem may not just be your sleep schedule or stress-management techniques – it could be that you're stuck in an overly demanding job.
Based on research into 200 different positions, this year's JobsRated.com report concludes that while mathematician earns the coveted title of America's best job, the career squarely at the bottom of our rankings is lumberjack.
Compiling research on 200 different positions, this year's JobsRated.com report ranks mathematician as the country's best job, followed by actuary and statistician – three jobs for which a calculator and solitude are prerequisites.
To determine our list of the most and least stressful jobs, CareerCast.com researches rely on 21 different job demands including competitiveness, the stamina required, deadlines, and responsibility for the lives of others.
Topping the list as the nation's most stressful job is surgeon, followed closely by commercial airline pilot and photojournalist.
JobsRated.com offers help for uncertain job seekers by analyzing 200 different jobs according to 5 vital criteria: Stress, Work Environment, Physical Demands, Income and Outlook.
Bored at work? According to a new study, the secret to career fulfillment is finding a job that involves helping others – and staying away from manual labor.