Which Jobs Have the Highest Rate of Depression?

Everyone likes to complain about their job — unless you’re one of those weird people who loves their job — but some of us have more cause to be miserable than others.

Some psychiatrists have finally spoken on the most statistically miserable jobs of them all, as published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epistemology and put into laymen’s terms in The AtlanticThe study is based on surveys of roughly 214,000 western Pennsylvanians and crossing 55 employment industries.

The number one spot goes to public transit workers — bus drivers, in particular, which should come as a shock to no one. Bus drivers surveyed had a rate of depression of 16.2 percent. On the other end of the spectrum were employees in the broadly defined “amusement and recreation services,” which the Atlantic describes as including sports, fitness, and performing-arts industries.

You can view the full results of the study below:

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