The 10 Most Depressing Jobs
Are you a daycare worker, caregiver, or full-time waitress? If so, you may be at a higher risk of becoming depressed. A national survey recently examined 21 major occupational categories and found that people who change diapers, tend to the elderly, and wait tables have the highest rates of depression, while the lowest rates occur among engineers, architects, and surveyors. Where does your job fall on the scale?
10 Most Depressing Jobs
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, workers in the following occupational categories are most at risk for depression.
1. Personal Care and Service
2. Food Preparation/Serving
3. Community and Social Services
4. Health-care Practitioners and Related Technical Positions
5. Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
6. Education, Training, and Library
7. Office and Administrative Support
8. Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance
10. Sales and Related Positions
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