In addition to practicing their profession for long hours, many dentists and physicians have the pressure of running their own business, while surgeons and specialists at large hospitals deal with precise methods and technology as well as countless patients who sometimes cannot be healed—a fact that adds frustration to an already stressful situation.
Although corporate executives may make the big bucks, they also incur the big headaches due to long hours, company mergers, downsizing, public scrutiny, expectations to motivate employees in-house and to network with external vendors and reps from competing companies—typically without taking vacation days. Small business professionals also put in long hours with the added pressure of ensuring their startup meets the bottom line.
Good public relations professionals will look like everything is stress-free but most likely they are maintaining a brave front while dealing with pressure from clients, deadlines and the media. Speaking of the latter, newspaper reporters don’t have it so easy either. Those who cover crime scenes or disasters may encounter physical danger as well as depression. And as is the case for most writing jobs, the pay is usually low while the hours are long. Plus there’s the pressure of making deadlines as well as the fear of getting laid off since newspapers are becoming a dying breed.
Being responsible for the lives of others is par for the course for pilots, who must deal with take-offs, landings, equipment failure, turbulence, and the threat of other dangerous variables on a regular basis. Air traffic controllers also work under extreme stress since they must be able to make split-second decisions in order to save (or lose) thousands of lives each year.
Working with kids
Despite complaints of low pay, teachers make relatively good salaries considering the short hours they put in compared to other jobs and the fact that they receive pensions unlike many other professions. Not to mention, the actual act of teaching itself is rather unrewarding. So, what’s the problem with those employed in the education industry? Arguably it’s dealing with a classroom of kids for long stretches at a time.
If you work within these industries, you may be harboring stress. Fortunately, there are ways to relieve the pressure. Meditation and breathing exercises with the Breathslim® device for 20 minutes a day allows you to take a break for yourself without emails, messages, calls, and other interruptions. Sometimes that’s all you need to face your job with renewed clarity and interest.