Whether you're a young person trying to chart your career or a mid-career professional looking for a change, some jobs definitely have more luster than others. Think of being an accountant and you'll have to balance the positives of the job against the popular image of deskbound, calculator-wielding drones. But being a TV anchor? With images of yourself globe-trotting and schmoozing with celebrities, that's probably not such a hard sell.
But if a new analysis of America's most and least stressful jobs is to be believed, some of the most glamorous gigs are also the most likely to give you a heart attack. CareerCast factored in travel and physical demands, competitiveness, being in the public eye and other factors to determine the most stressful jobs in America this year.
The results: Some commonly cited dream jobs are also the most stressful on a day-to-day basis.
These eight jobs sound like they'd be loads of fun, but they top the list for stress.