Ten Super-Stressful Jobs
Police officers and fire fighters
Police officers are responsible for the safety of the public, their colleagues, and themselves. The work of a fire fighter often puts him or her in the direct line of danger. Physically, the work is fatiguing. The hours can be long and erratic. For firefighters, there can be long periods of boredom and inactivity. The nature of the work can also take its toll on family life.