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Old 10-13-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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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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Old 10-13-2007, 10:56 PM   #2
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Interesting - but depressing. Musicians are high on the list ):

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Old 10-14-2007, 07:27 AM   #3
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Interesting - but depressing. Musicians are high on the list ):

Yeah, but that makes for some great music.
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:45 AM   #4
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Interesting - but depressing. Musicians are high on the list ):
I've known a fair number of high musicians...
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