Event coordinator ranked fifth most stressful job of 2016

A career as an event coordinator is the fifth most stressful of 2016, according to job site CareerCast.

Military personnel, firefighter, pilot and police officer were the only jobs ranked as more stressful
Military personnel, firefighter, pilot and police officer were the only jobs ranked as more stressful

The only jobs ranked more stressful than an event coordinator were enlisted military personnel, fire fighter, airline pilot and police officer.

The US-based CareerCast, which determined the average salary of an event coordinator to be $46,490 (£32,953), gave the job a stress score of 49.93. In comparison, a military job was given a score of 84.78.

The least most stressful job - information security analyst - was given a stress score of 3.80.

The company determined the numbers by analysing 11 stress factors: travel, deadlines, working in the public eye, competitiveness, physical demands, environmental conditions, hazards encountered, the life of oneself or others at risk, meeting and interacting with customers and/or the public, and the potential for job growth.

CareerCast explained the high ranking of a job in events to be down to 'reconciling a client’s vision with a successful end-result'. It added that 'Bringing together ideas and turning them into a functioning, large-scale event takes an unflappable professional'.

Published last year, Event’s Stress Survey determined that 33% of participating UK event profs felt their employer did not view stress as a genuine health concern.  A total of 83% stated that they believe stress to be a significant problem within the sector.

Read Event's full report on stress in the workplace here.

More: #EventCareers: Salary poll 2015 - full results

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