Least Stressful Medical Industry Jobs

With too many patients and an ever-increasing administrative workload, many physicians are burnt out and ready to leave health care. There may be a less stressful job that doesn't mean abandoning the medical industry, though.

With too many patients and an ever-increasing administrative workload, many physicians are burnt out and ready to leave health care. There may be a less stressful job that doesn’t mean abandoning the medical industry, though.

CareerCast.com released its list of least stressful careers for 2013 and four jobs in the medical industry snuck in amongst hairdresser and jeweler. The site picked what it considered low-stress careers based on high-growth opportunities, low health risks and substantial pay.

Considering that the health care industry is going to see an influx of more than 30 million patients, it should be the highest growth sector in the next decade, according to CareerCast. Some of the other jobs on the list may show very little or even negative job growth outlook, but a low stress score.

10. Drill Press Operator

Median salary: $31,910

Job outlook: 6%

Jobs rated stress score: 11.32

9. Librarian

Median salary: $54,000

Job outlook: 7%

Jobs rated stress score: 10.58

8. Hairstylist

Median salary: $22,500

Job outlook: 14%

Jobs rated stress score: 10.41

7. Dietitian

Median salary: $53,250

Job outlook: 20%

Jobs rated stress score: 10.24

6. Audiologist

Median salary: $66,660

Job outlook: 37%

Jobs rated stress score: 9.35

5. Medical Laboratory Technician

Median salary: $46,680

Job outlook: 13%

Jobs rated stress score: 9.28

4. Jeweler

Median salary: $35,170

Job outlook: -5%

Jobs rated stress score: 8.26

3. Medical Records Technician

Median salary: $32,350

Job outlook: 21%

Jobs rated stress score: 7.5

2. Seamstress/Tailor

Median salary: $25,850

Job outlook: 1%

Jobs rated stress score: 6.5

1. University Professor

Median salary: $62,050

Job outlook: 17%

Jobs rated stress score: 6.45

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10 Least Stressful Jobs in 2013 — CareerCast.com