Optometrist Rated as Low Stress/High Pay Job

Optometrist was No. 8 on a list of 15 jobs identified in a Yahoo Finance article as offering an ideal combination of high pay and low stress. “15 High-Paying Jobs for People Who Don’t Like Stress” was posted online in November and featured career information expert Dr. Laurence Shatkin. He compared average salaries and stress levels of the 747 occupations identified by the U.S. Department of Labor, utilizing the “stress tolerance” data that is gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Occupational Information Network. Stress tolerance is rated on a 0-100 scale, with a lower rating indicating less stress. It measures how frequently workers must accept criticism and deal effectively with high stress on the job.

The full article is available at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/15-high-paying-jobs-for-people-who-don-t-like-stress-162728403.html.