Depression by Job Category
Interesting report out last week:
Depression among Adults Employed Full-Time, by Occupational Category, SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
Among the 21 major occupational categories, the highest rates of past year MDE among full-time workers aged 18 to 64 were found in the personal care and service occupations (10.8 percent) and the food preparation and serving related occupations (10.3 percent) (Figure 1). The occupational categories with the lowest rates of past year MDE were engineering, architecture, and surveying (4.3 percent); life, physical, and social science (4.4 percent); and installation, maintenance, and repair (4.4 percent).
Seems that low-paid jobs working with thankless customers is the most depressing (surprise!), and working on mentally challenging problems with little human interaction is the least depressing (surprise again!).
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