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In Africa: Study Shows 7 High-paying Jobs That Will Give You Low Stress

Not necessarily do you need to be stressed out or be a workaholic in order to be successful in these modern times and age.

A recent study has shown that there are jobs out there that can give you an exciting life when out of the office and still earn you some huge bucks.

The research, conducted by career information expert, Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., compared average salaries and stress levels of 767 occupations to identify jobs that had the perfect combination of high pay and low stress, and he realized there were many.

Here are 7 of such high-paying, low-stress jobs you should consider.

Willie Taylor in 1974 became the first African American to receive a Ph.D. (in Mathematics) from the University of Houston — Department of Mathematics


Your duty as a mathematician may vary depending on the field of work. However, with an average annual salary of $104,350, your job will typically be to conduct research in fundamental mathematics or apply mathematical techniques to solve problems in many fields such as the sciences, business, and engineering fields.

All you need is a Bachelor’s or master’s degree if you want to work in government, while jobs in the private industry typically require a doctorate.

Economist Ronald Mincy — Columbia University


With a Bachelor’s degree, you can easily enter this field if you want to be stress-free, with your main job being to study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services.

You can make as much as $105,290 a year as an economist and be effective without stress.

Statisticians work with formulas and data to help solve real-world problems — Main Street Launch


Similar to a mathematician, your job will be to work with formulas and data to help solve real-world problems in fields such as industry, academia, engineering, the sciences and government.

According to the research, the average annual salary for statisticians is $84,010 and all you need is a graduate degree.


Kadeghe Fue is working in the field of agricultural and biological engineering — iAGRI

Agricultural Engineer

You can make as much as $75,440 on the average in a year while applying your knowledge of engineering technology and science to agricultural problems related to soil and water conservation, processing of agricultural products, power and machinery, as well as, electrification.

Also referred to as biological and agricultural engineers, this job requires a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in agricultural engineering or biological engineering.

National Conference of Black Political Scientists —

Political Scientist

Your job is to study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. With an average annual salary of $104,000, your role is to also research political ideas and analyze governments, policies, political trends, and related issues.

But to do the above, you must have Bachelor’s degree, followed by master’s or PhD in political science, public administration, or a related field.

Biomedical engineers — Times Higher Education

Biomedical Engineer

You will earn a great living in this job while designing and building equipment and technology used in healthcare. Typically, you will analyze and design solutions to problems in biology and medicine, with the aim of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.

Biomedical engineers make an average annual salary of $91,760 with typically a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from an accredited program.

A female teacher — Economic Opportunity Institute

Economics Teacher (Postsecondary)

Teaching courses in economics and often combining this with research is one of the less-stressful jobs that can give you as much as $102,120 in terms of annual average salary.

With a master’s degree, you are good to go, even though a PhD may be required at the college level.




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