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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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Certified Medical Assistant - Full Time, #00039521

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Florham Park, NJ

Echocardiographer-Per Diem, #00036613

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Lakewood Township, NJ

Mental Health Screener-ED Per Diem Evening, #00051133

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Toms River, NJ

Registered Nurse (RN) Cardiac Catheter Lab Per Diem, #00027562

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Livingston, NJ

Mental Health Technician, Days, PT 15 hrs, #00036339

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Belleville, NJ

Nursing Assistant II, 2200 Med/Surg, PT, Days, 7A-3P, #00028121

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Livingston, NJ

Student Nurse - Unit Clerk (per diem), #4974048

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Belleville, NJ

Registered Nurse (RN) Acute Inpt Psych Per Diem, #00050840

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Long Branch, NJ

Unit Secretary-EVENINGS-ED (11A - 11P), #00015462

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Long Branch, NJ

Cytotechnologist, #00020740

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Long Branch, NJ

Registered Nurse (RN) 2700 Ortho/Joint Center FT Days 7A-8P, #00025609

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Livingston, NJ

Unit Clerk, ED (per diem 11p-7a), #00034656

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Belleville, NJ

RN-Operating Room Per Diem Day, #00051214

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Toms River, NJ

Adult Nurse Practitioner (NP) Care Coordination Per Diem, #00050851

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Long Branch, NJ

Registered Nurse (RN) Per Diem Telemetry , #4782126

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Livingston, NJ

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