Best-Educated Americans Experience the Most Stress at Work
Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor LiveScience.com Americans with the most education are experiencing the most workplace stress, according to a new study. The elevated levels of stress which relate to a variety of workplace issues, including balancing work and home life could lead to high turnover of businesses most-valued staff, the study researchers say.
It entirely depends upon the type of job you have and how autonomous you are on your job. I have discovered that the better and the more autonomous job a person has, the less stress she/he feels. In other words, people in high level executive jobs and/or indpendent entrepreneurs experience the least stress while clerks and lower level people with no autonomy experience the most stress.
I don't have trouble with this in that a lot of jobs where you make important life and death decisions (law, medicine, aviation) require a lot of education. It seems to me that this is what would cause the worst psychological stress.
I am a pilot and there is an equal amount of stress, but death is not what we think about. It is a job like any other and I love what I do. Its fun and a dream to be able to fly above the law without getting pulled over. With a little help from mother nature and a good tailwind, my flight could arrive atleast 30 minutes earlier. The only law I have to really worry about is those big F-18's! Their bullets are a little bit bigger.