11 Professions With The Highest Suicide Rates in Australia

This article will bring you to the list of the professions with the highest suicide rates in Australia. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it giving you some advice. Australia is an amazing country, so it’s heartbreaking to speak about the suicidal rates there. Nevertheless all of us know that there are professions, where the danger of burning out is quite high. On reading through insider Monkey’s compilation, some of them were surprising for me that they are on the list… while others were “obvious” to rank here.

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Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of professions with the highest suicide rates in Australia from their list.

The first profession can be Sales. It was very surprising for me, I must confess. There has been little to no research on why people in sales have a high suicide rate, so we can only assume that it has to do with the high pressure of being in the field, and having to meet a certain target in order to be eligible for the commission, which is sometimes essential when they have low basic salaries and are entirely dependent on commissions and bonuses.The second profession on our list now should be farmers. This was the second one that surprised me… but let’s see what the articles says about it: it is not as surprising to see farmers in the list of professions with the highest suicide rates in Australia because first and foremost, farmers reside in rural areas, and the social isolation along with the ease of access to firearms gives them both the reason and the opportunity to commit suicide. Furthermore, many farmers are also often very poor, and the pressure of not being able to afford even the basic necessities for their families can often be too much to bear. In India, farmers committing suicides are so common that studies are being conducted to deduce the reasons behind this alarming rate.  While the government in Australia has sought to help farmers, it looks like much more can be done in this regard. At last, but not least we can mention Machinery operators. Operating machinery, especially heavy machinery in factories, can be a dangerous job, especially for the inexperienced. Even a minor mistake can result in loss of limbs or even death, a fact that machinery operators are aware of. This, combined with the fact that machinery operators often make minimum wage or slightly more inducing financial burden, may result in the high rate of suicides in this profession.

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 11 professions with the highest suicide rates in Australia.

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