It’s a good thing coffee isn’t bad for you, because researchers and healthcare workers are apparently guzzling a lot of it.
The annual poll, commissioned by Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder, found that scientists came second only to food preparation/service workers in their need for a daily cup of Joe. (Workers in the Northeast – we’re looking at you, Boston, Philly and New York – apparently drink more coffee than other geographic regions).
Here’s the top 10 list:
- Food Preparation/Service Workers
- Sales Representatives
- Marketing/Public Relations Professionals
- Nurses (Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant)
- Editors/Writers/Media Workers
- Business Executives
- Teachers/Instructors (K-12)
- Engineering Technicians/Support
- IT Managers/Network Administrators
That’s no surprise, given the fatigue-inducing hours required by nurses and researchers. But where are physicians on this list? Aren’t four in 10 physicians feeling burnt out? Maybe they got left out of this year’s survey – it is a pretty small sample, after all. They came in sixth on last year’s list, which also included healthcare administrators and personal caretakers.
(Hat tip: io9)
[Photo from the Junior Doctor]