Few studies have investigated the relationship between occupation and prevalence of depression. In one such study, published here, researchers examined 55 industries and looked at depression as well as other indicators of psychological stress. The major findings of the study were:
Depression Prevalence by Occupation
The aforementioned study looking at depression prevalence by industry also ranked occupations by depression prevalence. These data were charted and visualized in Figure 4. Bus drivers, realtors and social workers were among the most highly depressed workers in the survey of 55 industries.