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List of Least Stressful Jobs

List of Least Stressful Jobs

How would you define stress-free jobs? A job where you don't take back stress home, the one which doesn't physically stress you out, or a job that doesn't cause stress in terms of meeting new people or accustoming to changes?
CareerStint Staff
There is no such thing as a stress-free job but there are jobs that are less stressful than others. For instance, being a massage therapist is less stressful than completing a full-fledged interior design project on time. However, several other aspects may cause stress too. You may not get paid very well in that particular job and even if it is stress-free in all other aspects, you may get stressed about some other aspect. Some jobs may be physically stressful though they are enjoyable and pay well. So, it is your definition of stress that will determine whether a job is stressful or not.
Relatively less Stressful Jobs
A common definition of a stress-free job is the one that you enjoy doing. So, if it is a dance you like, become a dance instructor, if you like music, you can become a musician. That way, even if a particular job entails stress, you will not feel it because you love it so much. As mentioned earlier, some jobs are less stressful than others, which is how this list has been compiled. Here are some jobs you may consider.
Content Writer
Content writing is by far one of the most stress-free jobs. Generally, you don't need a qualification, you can write at your own speed (of course you get paid as much as you write), and there are numerous websites that offer an opportunity to freelancers to make money in this field. You do need to have good knowledge of English, the ability to frame correct sentences, and compile and provide information. As is the case with any field, you will probably take a little time to get started. However, once you do, you can make some good money.
Dietitian
It involves guiding and preparing healthy and appropriate diet plans for individuals. While the job itself has low stress levels, to qualify as a dietitian requires several years of study. Once you become a qualified dietitian, you may work in various settings to make a good amount of money. The initial salary ranges around US $50,000, which will increase with time and experience.
Movie Critic
If you are someone who loves watching and reviewing movies, this one is for you. While to become one, you technically require to go to a film school; people are breaking into this field without any training too. It is the people who have a true love for all kinds of cinema, and are capable of offering constructive criticism and movie reviews, who are making it big in this field. They are doing it by creating their own website, and through social networking sites. If you are genuinely good, you can use your experience to intern with a popular movie critic, and earn a good amount of money.
Dance Instructor
Before we talk about this career choice, do know that dancing is a very physically stressful job. If you are ready to take on the long hours of physical stress for the passion of dancing, you are going to find it completely easy. You have to be good at dance to be taken seriously and considered as a dance instructor. In most cases, dance academies train dancers to become instructors, which solves your purpose. As a dance teacher, and later as a choreographer, you can earn a good amount of money without being over-stressed.
Photographer
Photography is something you can easily learn on your own. Of course, you can go to photography school or take up a short course to make yourself technically sound. Further, there are numerous fields within photography that you can choose. This includes wedding photography, wildlife photography, fashion photography, portrait photography, photo journalism, etc. Pick a field of your choice, specialize in it, and you will find yourself in a job you love so much that you won't notice the associated stress. You definitely earn a great salary once you have gained suitable experience.
Jewelry Designer
Jewelry designing is a very creative career, and those looking for an outlet for their creativity, can easily engage in this field. Taking a course and learning all about it will help you get started in this field. If you don't want to deal with real gems, you can even become an artificial jewelry designer. A lot of people are interested in making various jewelry items with different materials. If you are one of them, you too can make beautiful jewelry and sell it. The value of handmade products is always greater than the mass produced ones.
DJ
Becoming a disc jockey or a DJ requires you to understand the mood of a crowd, to travel and entertain, and be capable of handling large equipment. Moreover, the love for music cannot be overlooked. You have to be updated with the latest trends in music, and be aware of all the various types of music. If you are someone who loves it, then learning how to become a DJ is for you.
Video Game Tester
Those who love video games can definitely make it as video game testers. Your job will require you to test games for any glitches in all its aspects. This means you will have to go through a game thoroughly and submit reports back to the organization. To become a video game tester, most often all you require is a high school diploma. You may have to start with small gaming companies before you get to work with the biggies. To start off with, video game testers are paid US $10 - US $15 per hour. The salary of a game tester can rise up to US $80 per hour or even more with time and experience.
Wine Taster
All you need to do to become a wine taster, is to understand and appreciate the effect every flavor, aroma, and the quality a wine has to offer. It is believed that novice wine tasters are better off in that they can describe the quality of a wine better because it is fresh on their palate. Everyone's appreciation of a particular wine will be different. There is no right and wrong here, it's just a matter of opinion. It is believed that professional wine experts can get paid as high as US $500 per hour.
Artist
If you are someone who loves creating works of art, then you can choose to become an artist. Painting and creating anything out of imagination is known to be therapeutic. You can make money by selling your work to art galleries, or even by taking up projects for interior designers who need works of art designed around the d├ęcor of a particular room. Again, establishing yourself here may be difficult, but it is definitely one of the most high paying stress-free jobs you can come across.
As has been mentioned earlier, it is your definition of stress that will term a job as stressful or stress-free. Simply put, if you do something you truly love, you will not mind any kind of stress it is accompanied by.