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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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HOME CARE AIDE

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LPN, RN

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CMA'S

Tuscany Village
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CMA'S

Tuscany Village
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SOCIAL WORKER

CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY
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DENTAL ASSISTANT


Westfield, MA

ASC / OR RN

EyeHealth Northwest
Portland, OR

Mammographer

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Unspecified, MI

RN

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Unspecified, MI

Advanced SAS Programmer Business Intelligence Analyst

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Unspecified, MI

Financial Analyst, SJMHS Region

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Unspecified, MI

SAS Programmer II/Analyst

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Unspecified, MI

Health Info Specialist-Trainer

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Unspecified, MI

Environmental Services Specialist

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Unspecified, MI

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