Find yourself a high-paying, low-stress career in these industries

PayScale says UX designers and optometrists have two of the five least stressful careers.

happy workers For 77 percent of us out there, stress is a major factor when it comes to changing jobs. This is according to the results of a recent poll conducted on Monster.com’s homepage in which we asked: Has stress from work ever driven you to a job change? Forty-two percent of respondents said they had changed jobs due to a stressful work environment, with 35 percent of respondents saying they’d thought about changing jobs due to stress. Only 23 percent said stress was not a factor in a job change or potential job change. And for you among the 77 percent looking to find better, PayScale has provided a list of industries that, according to a specific formula, offer the highest paying but lowest stress careers. Here they are, from in reverse average salary order: Materials Scientist Annual median salary (employees with five to eight years experience): $83,100 PayScale stress grade: A Economist Annual median salary: $84,700 PayScale stress grade: A- UX Designer Annual median salary: $84,800 PayScale stress grade: A+ Aeronautical Engineer Annual median salary: $86,700 PayScale stress grade: A Optometrist Annual median salary: $99,000 PayScale stress grade: A
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