Judges, magistrates and chief executive officers among the nation’s top high-stress jobs

An online database of occupations developed with worker input by the Occupational Information Network known as ONET recently 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. 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. Chief executive officers had a stress reading of 94, ranking 18th on the list.

Among the nine other jobs with a stress score of 94 were such occupations as middle school special education teachers, clinical and counseling psychologists, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Lawyers’ stress ranking of 87 put 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.