Feeling down? You have company
Now this is depressing. Healthcare workers made the list of the 10 careers with highest rates of depression, according to Health magazine.
About 11% of nursing home workers reported a bout of major depression. That’s just slightly lower than the 13% rate among the unemployed, and well above the 7% rate in the general population, according to Health.
Other healthcare workers—including physicians, nurses and therapists—also make the list. The magazine says long, irregular hours and dealing with life and death issues can take a toll on workers’ mental health.
Social workers, administrative support staff, accountants, maintenance workers, food service workers, salespeople, writers and teachers were among career choices with the highest depression rates.