When you’re a kid, a job that would have been a lot more comfortable and rewarding would have had you at least a part-time job and maybe a full-time gig.
But today’s kids are stuck with just one job: driving.
This year, it seems that’s no longer the case.
The National Employment Law Project, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that advocates for working Americans, released its annual list of the most stress-related jobs in 2014.
(The number of people working in those positions has been steadily dropping since 2013, but the jobs are still disproportionately male.)
The top four most stressful jobs for 2014 were dental assistant, travel agent, cleaning and janitorial assistant, and cashier, according to the group’s annual report.
It found that in 2015, more than one in three adults working in these jobs had a disability.
It also found that the top five most stressful occupations in 2015 were transportation, food service, sales and maintenance, and food preparation and serving.
(Read our 2016 list of least stressful jobs.)
As the jobs have been getting more demanding, they’ve become increasingly popular with millennials, who are far more likely to be in their early 20s than their elders.
The number of millennials in the workforce has nearly doubled since 2012.
“I think millennials are feeling the stress of being constantly on the road,” said Ashley Gifford, co-founder of the National Employment Lawyers Association, which represents about 25,000 workers.
“They’re trying to figure out where they want to live, who they want a family to be with, and how to get there.”
The list of jobs most frequently cited by millennials as stressful was a mix of high-paying and low-paying jobs.
The most stressful is driving, which accounts for more than 50 percent of the jobs listed, including restaurant servers and restaurant servers in restaurants and hotels, as well as car mechanics and truck drivers.
And for many millennials, the stress factor is most acute in their careers as office workers.
The least stressful job is teaching, where only 16 percent of workers report stress.
Other jobs included security guards and waiters.
But the top-ranking job for millennials was caring for a sick relative, where 23 percent of respondents reported being stressed out.
“The reality is we’re dealing with a large cohort of people with a significant amount of stress and anxiety,” Giffords said.
“If we’re going to be proactive in addressing that, we’re having to work to make sure that we are getting these people into a position that is beneficial to them.”
As millennials face an uncertain future, they are not being encouraged to go back to school to get their education, which is a crucial step for them to stay on track for the jobs of the future.
They’re instead going to college to learn how to prepare for them.
“You don’t want to go into the job market knowing that you’re going back into it with the expectation that you will be able to find another job in your field,” said Rachel Schulman, senior director of education policy and research at the National Education Association.
“That’s not a recipe for success.”