Find your Dream Job

Could You Handle The Pressure Of These Careers?

Table of Contents  
  1. Pressure
  2. Law
  3. Medicine
  4. Teaching

We may receive compensation when you click on links to products from our partners.


Nobody likes pressure, especially when you just don’t know how to deal with it. But pressure in terms of your career is not actually that bad, it keeps you on your toes. There’s a difference between good pressure and bad pressure that we want to define in terms of your career. Good pressure is the burning desire you feel within to do better in the role. Now this one is definitely hard to come by because you don’t often find the love for a career enough to have a burning desire to better yourself within it. But on top of that, you’ll also have the good pressure from your management to make sure you’re meeting goals.

Nobody likes pressure, especially when you just don’t know how to deal with it. But the pressure in terms of your career is not actually that bad, it keeps you on your toes.

Tweet This

Bad pressure is when you have managers looming over you, giving you a hard time every hour of the day to do more than was ever expected for you. So, we want to show you some careers that you should be able to feel some good pressure from, keep on reading and see if we can inspire a little bit of a career change!



Law is a pretty broad subject, and there are many things that you could specialize in related to law. You have to have a certain mindset to go into this line of work, and you most definitely have to have a respect for the law that’s often lost of people nowadays. But if you are interested, a good entry route is to first get a paralegal degree, which will still see you dealing with cases, going to trial, and doing research on law.

“It’s the million-dollar question everyone is asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” There are a fortunate few who were born knowing, but the majority of us have no idea. And that’s okay – choosing a career path is not easy.” – 4 Tips for Learning about a New Career

It’s a great career have if you want to feel the pressure because you know that the livelihood of the people coming to you is on the line. They could either be guilty or not, but it’s your job to defend them to get the best outcome. You definitely will feel a lot of pressure from your superiors, but that will only be because the firm you work for is trying to get the best outcome for the people hiring the company!



Now, this is one for those of you who don’t like a bit of blood and gore, and who have the patience of a saint. It’s no secret that it takes years to qualify in medicine, specifically as a doctor. But to become a doctor you have to be really strong-minded. You have to be willing to work the super long hours, and you have to be able to specialise in something. If you’re really interested in the health and wellbeing of others, then this one is most definitely going to be suited to you. But there will obviously always be the pressure to do the right thing for your patient, and make life or death decisions.



Teaching is last on the list, but it is definitely one of the most rewarding, and the easiest to get into. There’s definitely going to be a lot of pressure due to the students relying on you to give them the knowledge they need to succeed! All you have to do is get your degree, decide whether you would like to do younger or older years, and discover a passion for teaching. You will be producing the future generation of lawyers, doctors, and whatever else you can think of!

Tools For Career Success

101 Answers to FAQs about Public Health is the student, professional, and organizational leadership guide to landing - and being successful in the public health industry. 

Buy from
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you.

What's next?

home popular resources subscribe search