are the most stressed employees in the UK, according to new research.
social services staff and prison officers follow close behind in the survey by
business psychologists, Robertson Cooper.
than 25,000 people across 26 occupations were evaluated in the areas of
physical health, psychological wellbeing and job satisfaction.
personnel suffer the most with their physical health while social services have
the worst psychological wellbeing, and prison officers have the least job
ambulance staff also reported low levels of psychological wellbeing and job
least anxious workers are directors in the private sector, who came bottom of
the stress table in all three areas measured by the study.
in the public sector also came surprisingly low down in the table. They
reported particularly high levels of job satisfaction, and were 20th out of 26
Today research has shown the UK loses
1.5 million working days to stress a year at a cost of £1.24bn to employers.
of pressure – Britain’s most stressful jobs
1 Ambulance Social services, providing
2 Teachers Teachers Ambulance
3 Social services, providing care Fire
4 Customer services (call centre) Ambulance
services (call centre)
5 Bar staff Vets Social
services, providing care
6 Prison officer Lecturers Teachers
7 Management (private sector) Clerical and admin Nursing
8 Clerical and admin Management
(private sector) Medical/dental
9 Police Prison officer Allied
10 Teaching assistant Research (academic) Bar staff
– Robertson Cooper