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The Most Demanding Jobs

Firefighters, Surgeons, Execs Have the Most Demanding Jobs

Jobs have a way of weighing us down, and some are more likely to wear on us than others. In a new report, CareerCast.com ranks the most demanding jobs considering their risk, hours, stress level, and physical demands.

Firefighters are more than brave hotties; the report shows that firefighters hold the most demanding job of all because they're no strangers to long hours, life-threatening situations, and have more physical demands than the other decidedly demanding jobs. The full list of the overall (white and blue collar) demanding jobs is below.

  1. Firefighter
  2. Surgeon
  3. Corporate Executive (Senior)
  4. Police Officer
  5. Roustabout
  6. Sailor
  7. Physician (General Practice)
  8. Psychiatrist

To see CareerCast's list of the most demanding white collar jobs,

  1. Surgeon
  2. Corporate Executive (Senior)
  3. Physician (General Practice)
  4. Psychiatrist
  5. Attorney
  6. Judge (Federal)
  7. Clergy
  8. Pharmacist
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cotedazur cotedazur 6 years
my husband is a general practitioner, and he's ALWAYS stressed. he's working 8am till midnight today, and the same hours tomorrow ... poor guy.
J-Rabbit J-Rabbit 6 years
My sister's is going to school to be a firefighter. She's crazy! :) But she loves helping people and adventure, so I guess it's worth it.
Merlin713 Merlin713 6 years
^ "an unskilled laborer who lives by odd jobs." dictionary.com
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 6 years
What is a roustabout?
itsme3683 itsme3683 6 years
I believe it! I spent some time with some firefighters in one of the more rural parts of Southern California, and whenever any kind of wildfire alert was notified, they aren't allowed to leave for three weeks! Even if they had already been there for three weeks and it was their last day, they have to stay! I couldn't handle it.
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