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15 Occupations with Most Suicides

Have you ever wondered which are the most stressful professions, or in other words occupations with most suicides? We have, and we have decided to conduct a little research in order to find out at which jobs the most depressing people can be found. Unfortunately, suicides in this modern world are more often than many people think, and in 2012 suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the US. The main problem is that people who suffer from depression (which is one of the main mental issues that cause people to commit suicide) very well cover that. And by the time it becomes evident that one person suffers from depression, it is usually too late. That’s why we all should be more considerate towards others, and really listen to what they are trying to tell us. Sometimes they cry for help, but we are too blind to see that. Raising awareness about high rates of suicides may help reduce the rates in the future.

15 Occupations with Most Suicides


Unlike our previous list on the same topic – the 10 highest suicide rates by profession, where we used a study by the National Occupational Mortality Surveillance, now, we have relied upon one other statistical research conducted by the Center for Disease and Prevention and got different results. In this study, data were collected from 17 states, back in 2012, and rates of suicides per 100,000 people in each occupation were calculated. And here are the results:

15. Healthcare support

Rates of suicides per 100,000 people: 14.6

It is not surprising at all to see nursing as one of the occupations that have the highest rates of suicides, considering how stressful this job is. Even though nurses don’t have the same duties as doctors, and one can argue that compared to them their job isn’t that hard, the truth is a little different. Often nurses are thought of as inferior to doctors, but this is very much unfair as they are usually physicians’ right hand. They can as well endanger your life, or make it better. Hence the stress in this occupation comes both from huge responsibility, but also from constant watching over people who are suffering from a variety of illnesses.

And now, let’s see what else we have on our list of occupations with most suicides.

15 Occupations with Most Suicides