Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Occupations with the Highest Suicide rates

This guy must think about killing himself all day long.

1. Dentists

2. Pharmacists

3. Biological, Life, and Medical Scientists

4. Diagnostic/Radiologic Technicians

5. Power Plant Operators

6. Physicians

7. Registered Nurses

8. Crane and Tower Operators

9. Appraisers and Real Estate Agents

10. Lawyers and Judges

1, 2, 6, 7 have access to lethal drugs and knowledge about "proper" dosing.
2, 3, 4, 6, 7 know about fatal, progressive diseases and the chances of surviving them.
5 and 8 seem like high stress jobs done mainly by heavy drinking men who own firearms.
7 really surprised me.
9 seems like the kind of job that people try after they have failed at a couple of other careers
10 was traditionally heavy drinking men, probably used to be higher on the list, but now that women comprise the majority of law school grads, might fall off the Top Ten.

College professor (or rather, Teacher, Postsecondary) was number 13, followed by Writers, Authors, Editors, and Technical Writers.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/NOMS/

1 comment:

  1. 9. Very much so. Used to work for a software development company that did real estate stuff.
    That was my first take, interacting with realtor customers. So many were in that geographical location, and line of work, because they couldn't get along with anybody elsewhere/otherwise.

    4 Is probably just sloppy work.

    10. Let em have at it.

    You better put in a section for psychologists and psychiatrists too...you know the rates there, it ain't good.


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