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Modern Healthcare - - Outliers -

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.

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