"Why so stressed", you ask?
Because... I'm a radio broadcaster.  "Prove it," you say?  O.K.

Other than anecdotal evidence of my own life in radio (which now includes medication for high blood pressure!) I don't have any "proof" - until now, that is!

The folks at have released their 2016 lists of Most and Least Stressful jobs and Broadcaster comes in at number eight for "Most Stressful".

They used 11 different kinds of job demands to come up with their list, as follows:
travel, deadlines, working in the public eye, competitiveness, physical demands, environmental conditions, hazards encountered, the life of oneself or others at risk, meeting and interacting with customers and/or the public, and the potential for job growth.

Not surprisingly, active military, L.E.O.'s and fire fighters are all at the top, for obvious reasons.  Good thing I married my wife who is a hair dresser.  They rank number four in the "LEAST Stressful" category so we balance each other out nicely!

Here are the rest of the jobs/occupations that were named:

  1. Enlisted Military Personnel
  2. Firefighter
  3. Airline Pilot
  4. Police Officer
  5. Event Coordinator
  6. Public Relations Director
  7. Senior Corporate Executive
  8. Broadcaster
  9. Newspaper Reporter
  10. Taxi Driver
  1. Information Security Analyst
  2. Diagnostic Medial Sonographer
  3. Tenured University Professor
  4. Hair Stylist
  5. Medical Records Technician
  6. Medical Laboratory Technician
  7. Jeweler
  8. Audiologist
  9. Dietician
  10. Librarian

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