There are many different things that different people want to get from their work. Something that you might or might not want yourself is to reside in a high-pressure situation. There are many jobs out there which are considered particularly high-pressure, and although they are not for everyone, if you think it is for you, then you should remember that you have many options available to you. In this post, we are going to look through some of the best high-pressure roles which you might want to consider. Do any of these sound like the kind of job that you could learn to love?



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Film Producer

If you want to combine this high-pressure kind of work with something which is ultimately highly creative, then being a film producer might be the ideal job for you. There is something of an ongoing joke in the film industry that nobody really knows what a producer does – but that is only because they actually do everything. Whereas the director might have a hard enough time just telling people what to do and where to stand, the producer actually makes the film from the top-down. It is their responsibility to organize practically everything, from the budgeting side of things to the actual shoot days themselves.

As you can see, to be a film producer you need to have the ability to be in control of many things at once. You should be an effective communicator who is able to get what you need to get from people, and you should have the ability to keep many things in mind at the same time. The question of how to actually get into film producing is a hard one. In most cases, producers get some kind of a lucky break after much hard work, and you will probably have to spend a lot of time trying to find the kind of work that you really want to do. But if you gradually build up your name in the industry, you will be wanted for more and more films, and over time you can expect to have your name on lots of credits. This is a job that you need a very particular energy for, but if you have it you probably already know you have it. It can be an exciting job which opens up your life to interesting places and people, and could be very rewarding indeed.


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Another particularly stressful job is cooking, and as a rule chefs do tend to be the kind of people who love to work in high-intensity environments. The situation in a kitchen is almost always stressful. Not only is it usually hot, but it is fast-paced too, and you will often feel as though you can’t have a moment to stop or escape. You have to really love cooking if you want to do this job – but if you do, then there is nothing else like it in the world. There are however a number of things you will probably need to think about if you want to land a job as a chef in a kitchen of your choice.

For a start, there will be a number of regulatory concerns which you need to consider. You might need to go out of your way to get certified in food safety and handling, and a food handler certification can take a while to attain. But it is also necessary for ensuring that you are not going to get into trouble and that you are able to keep safe in the kitchen. You will also need to think about whether you want to work in a particular kind of kitchen serving particular food, or if you are not too bothered by this particular choice. Either way, it helps to know what you want to do before you actually try to get the job itself.

Being a chef can be stressful, but it can also be rewarding to be serving people food that you have created and cooked yourself. If you are into this, it’s worth considering working in this particular kind of high-pressure situation.



Many people in the medical industry say that surgeons have a very particular temperament. They are generally unphased by any kind of level of stress, and tend to see people almost as machines. You probably need this kind of mental approach if you are to survive that kind of job, but it is definitely true that it is not the kind of role for everyone. However, if you want to work in a high-pressure situation, there are not many places to work which are more suitable than a theater in a hospital. Of course, it goes without saying that not just anybody can suddenly get a job as a surgeon.

If you want to follow this career path, you will need to spend a lot of time in school, generally around eight years. You might also decide to specialize in something or other, although this is not necessarily vital. You will also do plenty of learning on the job too, so you can expect to continue to practice as you go. If you want this job, you probably already know – so it is the kind of vocation that you either feel drawn to or not. If you do, and you manage to get it, you will find yourself in the kind of career that can really be impressive – where you are genuinely saving lives.


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In its own way, the job of barrister is another kind of high-pressure situation. It might not appear it on the outside, but if you think about it it is the kind of role which holds a lot of power and potential responsibility. As a barrister, you will be deciding on the fates of individuals as a career, and this is one of the highest-pressure situations anyone could possibly be in. For this job, again, you will need plenty of training – and also plenty of positive personal characteristics. But with the right combination of those, you should be able to do this job on problem.