Least stressful jobs



Posted on January 8, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Alison Kosik / CNN

For most workers, the grass always seems greener on the other side.

Higher pay often makes other jobs sound more attractive than your current position.

But they could be very stressful jobs.

So when looking at the big picture, consider this - CareerCast has released a list of the least stressful jobs. Number one is a university professor.

CareerCast credits high growth opportunities for professors, low health risks and good pay.

The median annual salary for a professor is $62,000, with salaries at some top universities pushing $200,000.

Next up is a seamstress or a tailor.

The median salary of less than $30,000 may not be mouthwatering and attention to detail is key, but seamstresses and tailors are able to be creative, often work in quiet environments and physical demands are low.

Medical records technician has the third place spot. Pay is just over $30,000, but it's a growing profession.

Jeweler comes in fourth.

Rounding out the top five is a medical lab technician.

Also on the list of low stress jobs are audiologists, dietitians, hair stylists, librarians and a very unlikely one - a drill press operator.