Let’s face it: not all jobs are created equal. Some earn more money, some earn less, some are incredibly stressful, and others not so much.  Whether you’re contemplating a career-switch or planning your future, it’s always a good idea to keep in mind how much stress you’re looking at.


We all handle stress in different ways, and some of us are better at it than others. Maybe you thrive in stress; maybe not. If you’re the type of person who wants a job that’s less stressful, consider the following options:


  1. Medical Records Technician—Average income: $32,350
  2. Jeweler—Average income: $35, 170
  3. Hair Stylist—Average income: $22,760
  4. Dressmaker/Tailor—Average income: $26,560
  5. Medical Laboratory Technician—Average income: $36,280
  6. Audiologist—Average income: $66,660
  7. Precision Assembler—Average income: $31,250
  8. Dietitian—Average income: $53,250
  9. Furniture Upholsterer—Average income: $29,960

10. Electrical Technician—Average income: $56,040


Of course, each person is different, and the above careers are a general average. When thinking about a possible future, consider how much education will be involved, and what options you will have for moving up. Is it a position where you could eventually be in charge? Do you even want to be in charge? What are the benefits available to you? What are the hours like? What type of working environment will you be in?


All of these things contribute to your stress level at work. If you’re a person who likes to take their time with things, it’s probably not a good idea to work in a chaotic environment. However, if you thrive on a fast-paced lifestyle, it might be less stressful to work somewhere a bit brisker.


The most important thing is to find something that you like doing, because you’re going to be spending a lot of time at work. If you enjoy it, it will inevitably lower your stress.