Top 7 Least Stressful Jobs That Pay A Lot Of Money

09.09.2016 5958

If you think there’s no such thing as a high-paying, low-stress job than think again.

There are many high paying jobs out there that are not very stressful. Here are our top 7 high paying least stressful jobs.

Food scientist-food technologist

What They Do

Food scientists and food technologists work in the food and drink industry developing a wide range of products and making sure they are safe for consumers. If you have a scientific mind and are interested in food production and preparation, this job could be ideal for you.

The consumer-led demand for safe, nutritious and convenient food products has resulted in a growth in opportunities for trained food scientists.

How To Become

To become a food scientist, a good bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject such as food science/technology, food/chemical engineering, biochemistry, nutrition, microbiology or chemistry is normally necessary. Possession of a food-related postgraduate qualification can be beneficial, particularly for candidates without a relevant first degree.

Candidates possessing food industry work experience are often at an advantage.

Average Salary

Starting salaries for food scientists and technologists can be between ₦8,000,000 and ₦10,000,000 a year. With experience and increased responsibilities, this can rise to between ₦12,500,000 and ₦18,500,000.


What They Do

An astronomer uses a wide range of scientific techniques to study the universe. This would include its origin and its make-up. You could specialise in a particular area, such as planetary science or the formation of galaxies. If you love science and you are interested in stars, planets and the universe, this job could be just what you are looking for.

How To Become

Most astronomy positions require a Ph.D. in the field of astronomy, which usually takes 5-7 years to complete. These programs are likely to contain courses in astrophysics, stellar and planetary physics, galaxies, cosmology, interstellar medium and optics. Mathematics and computer science are also emphasized.

Average Salary

Lecturers, professors and senior staff in research institutions could earn up to ₦32,000,000 or more.

Law Teachers

What They Do

Law teachers are generally employed by university law schools, law teachers instruct students, perform research and produce scholarly articles and books. Additionally, law teachers are expected to contribute their training to the field, such as by doing consulting work and serving in organizations related to the legal profession.

How To Become

A Juris Doctor is usually required; some employers prefer an additional graduate degree.

The skills necessary to excel in this occupation include excellent oral comprehension, reasoning abilities, speech clarity and the ability to stay abreast of continually changing relevant information.

Average Salary

Annual salary for a law professor is more than ₦40,000,000.


What They Do

Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Mathematicians use advanced mathematics to develop and understand mathematical principles, analyze data, and solve real-world problems.

How To Become

Mathematicians typically need a master’s degree in mathematics. However, there are some positions available for those with a bachelor's degree.

Average Salary

The median annual wage for mathematicians is ₦32,000,000.


What They Do

Optometrists are healthcare professionals trained to examine eyes to detect defects in vision and ocular diseases, such as glaucoma and conjunctivitis. Just by looking into someone’s eyes, optometrists can suss out whether that person has certain health problems, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

How To Become

If you're interested in becoming an optometrist, you'll first need to complete a 4-year bachelor's program, preferably in a relevant or related field like biology, chemistry, or physiology. You'll need a bachelor's degree to apply for optometry programs.

Average Salary

The median annual earnings for optometrists in 2015 were a little less than ₦34,000,000.

Art Directors

What They Do

Art directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions. They create the overall design and direct others who develop artwork or layouts.

If you have imagination and a flair for art and design there could be opportunities for you in this career.

How To Become

Art directors need at least a bachelor’s degree in an art or design subject and previous work experience. Depending on the industry, they may have worked as graphic designers, fine artists, editors, or photographers, or in another art or design occupation before becoming art directors.

Average Salary

Starting salaries are often between ₦7,500,000 and ₦10,000,000 a year.

With experience, earnings can be between ₦9,000,000 and ₦11,000,000.

Applications Software Developers

What They Do

Applications developers translate software requirements into workable programming code and maintain and develop programs for use in business.

Applications developers work in a range of business sectors, including finance and the public sector. They often work as part of a team with other IT professionals, such as software engineers and systems analysts, and write programs according to their specifications.

How To Become

Getting into this in-demand profession typically requires a bachelor’s degree, most likely in computer science or a related field. Some software developers have a degree in mathematics.

Average Salary

Typical salaries for applications developers start at around ₦8,000,000 a year.


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