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Pharmacy tech, others on CareerCast list of least stressful jobs

10 least stressful jobs

CareerCast, an online career database, recently ranked 200 jobs based on level of stress. Among the top 10 least stressful jobs are health and medical careers such as pharmacy technician, medical records technician, and diagnostic medical sonographer.

These careers have more in common than sharing a spot on this exclusive list. Students can receive training to pursue these jobs at Brightwood College. Keep reading to learn more about each of these low-stress career fields.

Pharmacy Technician

Number nine on the least-stressful job list is pharmacy technician. Pharmacy techs work under licensed pharmacists to help customers and communicate with doctors’ offices. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics*, this field is expected to grow by 9 percent by 2024.

Learn more about what a pharmacy technician does.

Medical Records Technician

Medical records and health information technician jobs, number six on CareerCast’s list, are expected to grow 15 percent by 2024. Many medical records technicians work as medical coders. This type of career best suits those who are detail-oriented and enjoy complex administrative duties.

Learn more about a career in medical billing and coding.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic medical sonographer was number one on CareerCast’s list. This career is expected to grow 24 percent between now and 2024 due to increasing demand for diagnostic imaging and therapeutic technology as the population grows and ages.

Learn more about how to become a diagnostic medical sonographer.

Want to know more about how CareerCast created its list of least stressful jobs? Read the methodology here.

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*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, published December 17, 2015. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.