Top 10 Causes Of Stress On The Job

While we’d all wish we could say we love our job and we can go through every day feeling happy and calm, most people will admit that their gig comes with at least some amount of stress. In fact, according to a new poll, 71% of people say they deal with higher than moderate stress at work, ranking their stress levels at a seven on a scale of one to ten, with 82% putting their stress levels at a 6 or higher. 

Overall, deadlines seem to be the biggest cause of stress in the workplace (30%), followed by being responsible for the lives of others (17%), competitiveness (10.2%) and physical demands of the job (8.4%).

Top Ten Causes Of Stress on The Job


  1. Deadlines (30%)
  2. Life of Another at Risk (17%)
  3. Competitiveness (10%)
  4. Physical Demands (8%)
  5. Working in the Public Eye (8%)
  6. Growth Potential (7%)
  7. Life at Risk (7%)
  8. Hazards Encountered (5%)
  9. Meeting the Public (4%)
  10. Travel (3%)

As for the jobs reporting the most stress, not surprising, healthcare workers have it the worst, with almost half of the 371 healthcare workers who took part in the survey saying their stress levels were at an eight or higher. Those in business were deemed the second most stressed out workers, followed by educators.

Source: Yahoo Finance

Man expressing stress, worry or depression; isolated against a white background

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