Being a judge is among top five jobs for importance of stress tolerance, ranking says

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Judges and magistrates are among the nation’s top five high-stress jobs, according to an online database of occupations.

The ranking scored and ranked 873 jobs based on the importance of stress tolerance, defined as the ability to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high-stress situations. The list was developed with worker input by the Occupational Information Network, a database known as ONET.

Topping the list were urologists, with a score of 100 for the importance of tolerating stress, USA Today reports. Second on the list were film and video editors, with a score of 99. Judges and magistrates had a score of 98, tying with anesthesiologist assistants, phone operators and acute care nurses.

Lawyers had a stress ranking of 87, putting them much further down on the list. They tied with more than 20 other occupations, including umpires and referees, registered nurses, intelligence analysts, gambling change people, child care workers and anesthesiologists.

The ONET database was developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor and its Employment and Training Administration. It is continually updated with input by a broad range of workers in each occupation, according to its “about” page.

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