Top 5 Least Stressful Jobs
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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With high amounts of stress due to the current economic climate—and the fallout of recessionary times—believe it or not, there are jobs that have less stress than others. These jobs often have high growth potential and are facilitated in an environment that breeds productivity, not meltdowns.

According to Career Cast, these are the least stressful jobs yesterday based on measurements of 11 specific factors across 200 occupations, considering factors including travel requirements, growth potential,  deadlines and physical demands.


Median salary: $26,280

Outlook: 1%

University professor

Median salary: $64,290

Outlook: 17%


Median salary:$35,350

Outlook: -5%

Hair stylist

Median salary: $22,700

Outlook: 14%


Median salary: $69,720


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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.