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These are the 10 highest paying, least stressful jobs

Thinking about a career change? Consider these career fields that can pad your wallet without long hours or too much anxiety


Recently, the smart people at Business Insider consulted the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Information Network (or O*NET, a database that ranks professions on a scale of zero to 100, where the lower number means less stress), and other smart people to identify jobs that fall in a sweet spot—they pay more than $70,000 a year and have a low O*NET ranking. No surprise: Nine of the top ten highest paying jobs fall in the fields of math and science. Here are the ten that pay the most. (Click here for the full list.)


Stress tolerance: 59

Average annual salary: $109,230

What they do: Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services.

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree


Stress tolerance: 62

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