The Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs

Find Out Which Careers Come with the Most Worry

3. Firefighter

Job title: Firefighter
Annual median salary: $42,631

Firefighters choose an occupation that consists of running into a burning building when everyone else is trying like hell to get out.

This is yet another profession on our list that only exists because people are in dire straits and in need of rescue. And while much of the job is battling infernos at homes, schools, and offices, many firefighters are also licensed EMTs who assist at accident scenes and other endeavors like water rescues. Working conditions are hazardous and dangerous to one’s health, lives are on the line each and every shift, and the very real possibility of burning to death (or seeing someone burned) exists at all times. It’s the definition of stressful.