$46,500% who say their job is stressful:
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which could also be the length of a curator's job description. Being responsible for priceless art, artifacts and antiquities is just another day's work for those in this field. Curators must also research and write museum articles, negotiate the exchange or loan of collections, coordinate with customs and art handlers and answer to directors, the board and artists themselves.
"What people see is everything beautifully installed," said curator Jason Andrew from Bushwick, N.Y. "What they don't see are all the extensive loan forms, all the hassle of trucking and shipping, the fights with private collectors and institutions to lend work. You're working up until the last second to create that great experience, and curators don't get overtime."NEXT: Substance abuse counselor