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Top 10 Most Depressing Careers

We’ve always believed that if you aren’t having fun at work, you either need to find a new place to work or a new position at that company.  We spend too much time at the job with These People, that if you’re not enjoying the experience you need to move on.

If not, you’ll just keep hating that job, those people, your bosses, the clients, etc. You’ll be in a death spiral of misery until you figure out a way to get out of that rut.

I Hate Myself and Want to Die: The 52 Most Depressing Songs You've Ever Heard
I Hate Myself and Want to Die:
The 52 Most Depressing Songs You’ve Ever Heard

And being unhappy at work – especially for extended periods of time – can lead one to being severely depressed.  So depressed that you have to go out and get professional counciling.

And that has led to a STUDY ABOUT JOB DEPRESSION, based on the amount of clinical depression treatment over 200,000 people in 55 different industries had over a three-year period.

The study found, naturally, that some industries were more prone to having workers that needed more clinical assistance than others.  Those industries were subsequently classified as being THE MOST DEPRESSING JOBS IN THE WORLD:

  1. Local or intracity public transportation
  2. Real estate
  3. Social Services
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Personal services
  6. Legal services
  7. Environmental Quality
  8. Membership Organizations
  9. Security or Commodity brokers
  10. Printing and Publishing

What were the least likely to need clinical depression treatment?  These were the happiest industries in the study (note — these industries still had clinical depression, they just had fewer reports of it compared to the ones mentioned above):

  1. Amusement / Recreation
  2. Oil and Gas extraction
  3. Repair services
  4. Clay and Glass products
  5. Heavy construction

So – are YOU happy in your job?  Do you find the people around you are generally happy too?