Now the voices are outside her head, too. (via ThinkStock)
The list of the least and most stressful jobs of 2015 is in, and just in time for college grads to make an informed choice about what career path to choose (jk, it's bleak out there and you'll have to take what you can get).
The least stressful job of 2015 is hairstylist. Those people just breeze through life snipping away at split ends without a goddamn care in the world. It's a safe gig, because we keep making more people and they keep making more hair.
Cut hair, don't care. (via ThinkStock)
Some surprises in the "least stressful" category were medical records technician and medical laboratory technician. If I had a job where a clerical error could cause someone to die, I'd be a little stressed out about it.
"I should have labeled these lol." (via ThinkStock)
But not as stressed as a firefighter, which is the most stressful job of 2015. It makes a lot of sense because fighting fire is the complete opposite of styling hair (you use an axe instead of scissors, much more water is involved, also much more fire, etc.).
"The good news is that your cat is out of the tree..." (via ThinkStock)
The one theme in almost all of the "most stressful" jobs is having your life at risk as part of the work (police officer, army general, and enlisted personnel). It's safe to say that if your job involves a non-zero percent chance that you're not going to make it to happy hour, you may have a permanent case of the Mondays.
One surprise in the "most stressful" category is photojournalist. It seems pretty low stress to hang back and snap pictures of press conferences or whatever, but a lot of them work in war-torn hellscapes that make Mad Max look like Road Trip. (Also, those SD cards are easy to lose.)
"Oh good, the lion is so close I don't have to use my telephoto lens." (via ThinkStock)
Another of the most stressful jobs is "newspaper reporter," and if you're wondering why, look no further than this recent brutally honest ad for a reporter in Oregon:
Hope they don't expect résumés to be equally honest. (via Romanesko)
Good luck, class of 2015!