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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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Director of Emergency Department

Oswego Health
Oswego, NY

Rehabilitation Associate

Eisenhower Center
Ann Arbor, MI

Registered Nurse-Interventional Radiology Academy

Crouse Hospital
Syracuse, NY

PCA- 3A Full time Evenings, #00029558

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Toms River, NJ

Registered Nurse (RN) C8 Coronary Care Unit (Per Diem), #00041795

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Newark, NJ

Visiting Home RN, Home Health Essex, #00041422

Barnabas Health Medical Group
West Orange, NJ

Medical Technologist (Per Diem Only) Chemistry, #41778

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Newark, NJ

PCA-4F Full time Nights, #00042018

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Toms River, NJ

Director of Standards, #00024156

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Lakewood Township, NJ

RN, Transitional Care Unit (per diem 7a-3p), #00032869

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Belleville, NJ

Phlebotomist-Part Time/Days, #00030648

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Toms River, NJ

Patient Safety Aide (PT 11p-7a), #00037989

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Belleville, NJ

Registered Nurse (FT/Night, SBU), #14-00032013

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Toms River, NJ

Physical Therapist, #00031948

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Livingston, NJ

Mental Health Associate (FT/Night, SBU), #14-00032447

Barnabas Health Medical Group
Toms River, NJ

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