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List: Top 10 Most Stressful Professions in the UK

Date: May 2007

Source: SkillSoft UK

Base: "Over 3,000 people surveyed."

Notes: According to this survey IT experts were the most likely to suffer from stress than any other professional. 97% of people working in IT claimed to find their life at work stressful on a daily basis. Four out of five IT consultants said they stressed before they even enter the workplace and a quarter of IT experts had taken time off suffering with stress. Workers in the health sector came next with 96% claiming a stressful (if rewarding) professional life.

Top colleague irritations were: Seeing others not pulling their weight and managers changing their minds about what they want doing. And the top work stresses were: Workload and feeling undervalued.


1. IT

2. Medicine/caring profession

3. Engineering

4. Sales and marketing

5. Education

6. Finance

7. Human resources

8. Operations

9. Production

10. Clerical

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