Stress at work! Wow, by no means a startling revelation or a newly discovered phenomenon. What is newly discovered is the fact that a simple saliva test can show within hours whether someone is stressed out on the job.
The peer review journal-Scientific Reports-says that measuring levels of cortisol (an-anti stress hormone) at different times of the day more accurately reveals stress levels than other procedures including blood tests.
Why is it so important to lessen workplace stress? First, there is the cost factor. The American Institute of Stress reports that job stress is estimated to cost more than $300 billion dollars a year in absenteeism and diminished productivity. Secondly, it’s personal. Several studies show that job stress is a major factor contributing to anxiety problems among adults in the United States. The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health reports that:
Forty percent of workers say their job is very or extremely stressful and three quarters believe that workers today have exponentially more on the job stress than a generation ago. Half say they need help in how to manage stress and 42 percent say their coworkers needed such help.
Careercast.com compiled a list of what it considers the 10 least stressful jobs in 2018: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Hair Stylist, Audiologist, University Professor, Medical Records Technician, Compliance Officer, Jeweler, Pharmacy Tech, Operations Research Analyst, and Medical Laboratory Technician.
Our Note: If your job description fits into any of the above-you are probably in disbelief that careercast.com has listed these 10 jobs as the least stressful.
Source: Gary R’nel
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