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CAPE TOWN - High paying, low stress jobs do exist. 

Take a look at a list of 10 high paying jobs which excludes all the stress, according to Business Insider. 

Although no job is completely stress free, there are some jobs that are less stressful than others. 

According to United States Department of Labour database, Occupational Information Network (O* NET), there are jobs that pay high salaries and have a low stress tolerance. 

O* Net rates the “stress tolerance” for each job on a scale from zero to 100. A lower rating indicates less stress. 

The rating for each job is based on how often workers must accept criticism and deal with high stress at work. 

Take a look at these 10 jobs that pay almost R1 million per annum and score less than 100 on a scale of stress:

1. Economist

Stress tolerance: 59

Average annual salary: R1.4 million

What they do: An economists studies the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services.

Education requirements: Bachelor's degree.

2. Political scientist

Stress tolerance: 61

Average annual salary: R1.3 million 

What they do: Study the development and operations of political systems.

Education requirements: Bachelor's degree, master's or Ph.D. in political science

3. Materials engineer

Stress tolerance: 61

Average annual salary: R1.2 million 

What they do: Evaluate and develop materials, machinery, and processes 

Education requirements: Bachelor's degree 

4. Economics teacher (postsecondary)

Stress tolerance: 62

Average annual salary: R1.5 million 

What they do: Teach economics courses. 

Education requirements: Ph.D. to teach at the college level or a master's degree. 

5. Astronomer

Stress tolerance: 62

Average annual salary: R1.4 million

What they do: Observe and analyse astronomy

Education requirements: Ph.D. 

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6. Law teacher (postsecondary)

Stress tolerance: 63

Average annual salary: R1.7 million 

What they do: Teach law courses. 

Education requirements: Bachelor's or LLB Law.

7. Actuary

Stress tolerance: 64

Average annual salary: R1.4 million

What they do: Analyse the financial costs of risk and uncertainty.

Education requirements: Bachelor's degree 

8. Applications software developer

Stress tolerance: 65

Average annual salary: R1.3 million

What they do: Develop, create and test computer functionality

Education requirements: Bachelor's degree or programming or coding course.

9. Technical writer

Stress tolerance: 69

Average annual salary: R987 000

What they do: Write technical materials, such as manuals and instruction guides.

Education requirements: Bachelor's degree 

10. Art director

Stress tolerance: 69

Average annual salary: R1.3 million

What they do: Manage the visual style and images in magazines and newspapers.

Education requirements: Bachelor's degree

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- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE