Dealing With Deadlines

I’m feeling overwhelmed at work!! No, not really but a new study says I should be. According to a recent poll by CareerCast, the role of a public relations professional is the second most stressful career of 2011.

Here’s how CareerCast describes the pr role:

“This highly competitive field and tight deadlines keep stress at high-levels for specialist. Some pr officers, also, are required to deal with potentially hostile members of the media.”

Commercial pilots are considered to have the most stressful jobs by “braving potentially faulty equipment to battling tricky weather to facing continued terror threats.” Number 3 on their list is corporate executive, number 4 is photojournalist and number 5 is newscaster.

I’m not sure I agree with their list and think police officers, teachers and doctors would rank much higher.

May 18, 2011 · Posted by in misc  


4 Responses to “Dealing With Deadlines”

  1. Pete Prodoehl on May 18th, 2011 9:28 am

    Hmmm, I think that list could be skewed to make almost any profession seem stressful. Or maybe it’s just a reflection of the times we live in. At least the Public Relations Officer is pulling down $90,000+ per year. :)

  2. Olivia on May 18th, 2011 10:30 am

    Number 6 was advertising AE… “The work requires a high-level of creativity, attention to detail and self-motivation, all while under strict deadlines. In this cut-throat industry, competition is fierce leading to emotional and mental stress. The long and irregular hours can be taxing as well.”

  3. Cory on May 19th, 2011 12:13 pm

    Interesting indeed. How about Cd, photographer, video dude and owner all in 1. No stress from my vantage point.

  4. Pete Prodoehl on May 19th, 2011 12:18 pm

    I’ve heard tale of some owners that just “sit back and watch it all happen.”

    I’m not sure where this magical place is, but I’ve never worked there…