15 Professions With the Highest Suicide Rates in America

This article will bring you to the list of the professions with the highest suicide rates in America. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. 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 professions with the highest suicide rates in America from their list.

The first one is Business and Financial Operations. Among business and financial operations occupations, the female and male suicide rates are actually quite close to each other. Granted they are still 10.3 and 20.4 respectively but for all other professions on our list of professions with the highest suicide rates in America, this gap is much more pronounced. The next profession should be Healthcare Practitioners. Doctors and all related technicians don’t seem too happy with their jobs either. It’s not exactly news that medical specialists and the like have extremely tough working hours and highly stressful jobs but the high suicide rate is not common knowledge. It should be though. Awareness is the first step towards improvement. The third profession on our short list now is Transportation and Material Moving. With a considerable difference between male and female suicide rates, transportation and material moving occupations come next on our list of professions with the highest suicide rates in America. The male suicide rate stands at 30.2 and the female one at 4.8. At last, but not least we are mentioning Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media. You would think arts and media-related occupations would land at the number one spot on such a list or at least close to the top, but they are surprisingly much lower than I expected. Maybe it’s just the fact that suicides of famous people are publicized much more than “ordinary” suicides which make us believe they occur more often than they do. Don’t get me wrong though, 24.3 people from a 100,000 is still quite a big number and needs to be lessened.

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 professions with the highest suicide rates in America.

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