Avoid these jobs if you hate stress
Stay out of the operating room if you don't handle pressure well.
Do you crack under pressure? Crumble when you're stressed? If so, you'd be better off pursuing a career in science or education than you would in healthcare or law enforcement.
Using data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on jobs, we found the 29 professions you should avoid if you really don't like stress.
O*NET assigns a "stress tolerance" score (0-100) — which measures how frequently workers must accept criticism and deal effectively with high stress on the job — for each of the almost 900 jobs in its database. A lower rating signals less stress; a higher rating signals more.
Here are jobs that earned a stress tolerance rating of 94 or higher. If you're the type of person who thrives under pressure or can stay cool, calm, and collected in high-stress situations, these jobs may be perfect for you.
If you're the crack-or-crumble type, you may want to avoid them.
Stress tolerance: 100
Average annual salary (2014): $189,760*
*Urologists are not listed on the BLS. This is the salary for "Other Physicians and Surgeons."