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CareerCast recently rounded up the least-stressful jobs for the coming year, using 11 factors like travel, competitiveness, physical demands, growth potential, and visibility to the public eye. The top five jobs on the list were:
1. Hair Stylist, Median Salary: $25,168
If you're an artistic soul with a flair for cutting and styling hair, this might be the perfect job for you. Hair stylists don't require a lot of education, although most employers will insist on certification.
3. Jeweler, Median Salary: $37,584
Jewelers do everything from repair jewelry to sizing rings to appraising gold, silver, and precious stones.
4. University Professor (Tenured), Median Salary: $88,009
Nice work, if you can get it: tenure is tough to earn these days, but tenured university professors do pretty well. Plus, they have the time and resources to work on their passion projects.
5. Seamstress/Tailor, Median Salary: $31,642
Love sewing and fixing your own clothes? You might be able to parlay that into a career. The growth outlook for tailors isn't very strong (only about 1 percent) but it's still an attractive career for someone who loves working with clothing.
What do all these jobs have in common? Well, to start out with, they're all career paths you're more likely to pursue if you love that kind of work. Because when it comes to picking a career, the old saying is true: "Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life."
Want to know which careers to avoid? Check out PayScale's data package on stressful careers across the United States.
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