These Are the Least Stressful Jobs of 2017

Half of them can earn you over $60,000 per year.

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If you've ever had one of those days—or weeks—at work where you're so stressed out you've thought about quitting, did you consider switching careers to become an audiologist or a pharmacy technician? Both of those jobs are among of the least stressful careers you can have, according to's 2017 Jobs Rated report. In their report, they tracked 200 different jobs and ranked them by how stressful they each were according to a "criteria of 11 factors designed to evaluate workplace stress," according to their website.

Those 11 criteria included:

This means that, according to, "a job with little-to-no travel, promising growth opportunities, an immediate urgency or risk of death or severe harm, and relative anonymity from the public...scores as less stressful."

A less stressful job doesn't mean making less, either. Five out of 10 jobs on this list have a median annual income of over $60,000.

What else do these jobs have in common? The dominating sectors on this list include careers in healthcare, IT, and business—all are important fields that are also showing job growth.

See the full list of the least stressful jobs in 2017 here:

1. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Median Annual Income: $63,630

Growth Outlook: 24%

Stress Score : 4.00

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2. Compliance Officer

Median Annual Income: $65,640

Growth Outlook: 3%

Stress Score: 5.73

3. Hair Stylist

Median Annual Income: $23,710

Growth Outlook: 10%

Stress Score: 5.80

4. Audiologist

Median Annual Income: $74,890

Growth Outlook: 29%

Stress Score: 7.31

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5. University Professor

Median Annual Income: $72,470

Growth Outlook: 13%

Stress Score: 8.17

6. Medical Records Technician

Median Annual Income: $37,110

Growth Outlook: 15%

Stress Score: 8.57

7. Jeweler

Median Annual Income: $37,060

Growth Outlook: -11%

Stress Score: 8.95

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8. Operations Research Analyst

Median Annual Income: $78,630

Growth Outlook: 30%

Stress Score: 9.02

9. Pharmacy Technician

Median Annual Income: $30,410

Growth Outlook: 9%

Stress Score: 9.10

10. Medical Laboratory Technician

Median Annual Income: $50,550

Growth Outlook: 9%

Stress Score: 10.31

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Lyndsey Matthews

Lyndsey Matthews is the Destination News Editor for AFAR; previously she was a Lifestyle Editor across all of Hearst Digital Media's brands, and a digital editor at Martha Stewart Weddings and Travel + Leisure.