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The Top 10 Least Stressful Health Care Careers

With so much talk about the lack of good jobs today, it may be surprising that there are some exceptional opportunities within the health care field. Not only are there quality career opportunities – many are less stressful than jobs in other areas of employment.

Although not often a primary consideration of most job hunters, a stressful workplace can lead to job dissatisfaction and be a primary cause of high turnover for employers. Among the many attractions the health care field offers are generally pleasant working conditions, above average salaries and opportunities for both career longevity and advancement.

All of these conditions contribute to greater worker satisfaction and higher productivity. There is much to like in this field, and with the advancing numbers of baby boomers, the call for motivated and bright job seekers will continue.

These rankings were based on data and statistics gathered by CareerCast’s JobsRated team. They compared 11 different causes of stress, which included: travel, potential for growth, deadlines, possible risks, physical requirements, and environmental factors.

Here are healthcare jobs that ranked as the 10 Least Stressful Jobs for 2012:

 

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Care One
Parsippany, NJ

Midlevel Provider- Outpatient Oncology

Cancer & Hematology
Manistee, MI

Registered Nurse-Interventional Radiology Academy

Crouse Hospital
Syracuse, NY

Registered Nurse-Interventional Radiology Academy

Crouse Hospital
Syracuse, NY

Visitng RN, Home Health Essex, #00041420

Barnabas Health Medical Group
West Orange, NJ

Nurse Aide (per diem), #PD14-00034788

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Toms River, NJ

RN, Per Diem (TP), #TP1046801

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Belleville, NJ

RN Same Day Surgery (per diem flex), #00032824

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Belleville, NJ

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) – Per Diem Float, #4291792

Barnabas Health Medical Group
West Long Branch, NJ

Chief Physician Assistant Cardiac Surgery, #00021389

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Newark, NJ

RN, Surgical ICU (TP), #TP1551098

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Belleville, NJ

RN Per Diem - Operating Room, #00041633

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Lakewood Township, NJ

RN Per Diem- Med-Surg/Tele, #00021425

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Lakewood Township, NJ

Physician Assistant (TP), #TP00005

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Belleville, NJ

PCA- PCA/Sitters Full time Day, #00028896

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Toms River, NJ

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