These Common Jobs Come with a Scary Hidden Health Risk

Suicide does not discriminate. It’s the 10th leading cause of death in the nation, and it’s becoming more common. One study found that suicide rates increased a whopping 21% between 2000 and 2012.

There are certain professions where people are more likely to think about suicide. High-stress jobs with difficult manual labor aspects and those with high unemployment rates were the riskiest. Read on for the professions that had the highest suicide rates, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

20. Child care workers, barbers, animal trainers, and personal care workers

kids at a day care center

Child care workers earn small paychecks for a demanding job. | Carsten Koall/Getty Images

  • 8 suicides per 100,000

Demanding jobs with long hours and small paychecks, such as child care workers, were especially susceptible to higher rates of suicide.

Next: Cooks and food service workers

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