A: Careercast.com, a California-based job search site, identified these professions as the most stressful in 2011:
1. Commercial airline pilot
2. Public relations officer
3. Corporate executive (senior)
6. Advertising account executive
9. Emergency medical technician
10. Real estate agent
The Careercast.com ranking analyzed 200 salaried positions based on 11 factors that can evoke stress. Those include: putting their own lives or lives of others at risk, hiring outlook/growth potential, competitiveness, physical demands (including long hours), travel, working in the public eye, deadlines, environmental conditions and hazards encountered while performing the job. Athletic coach was not among the 200 positions analyzed by Careercast.com.
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