Many of us may have joked around before about how our jobs are so stressful that they make us want to rip our hair out… but for a few occupations, there may just be some truth to that. We all handle stress differently and there are many jobs out there that would test the calmest and most level headed among us.
Our jobs are often one of the largest contributors to our day-to-day stress. So which jobs are the most stressful and would potentially expose us at the most risk of stress-related hair loss?
How Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?
Sustained stress has been known to contribute to different kinds of hair loss including telogen effluvium which causes your hair to prematurely enter the resting phase and provoking hair loss. Trichotillomania, which is literally ripping one’s hair out as mentioned above, is another possibility.
What Is The Most Stressful Job?
There are many different lists out there detailing what are considered to be among the most stressful jobs. And just because your specific job may not be on the list doesn’t make it any less stressful. Workplace stress is very common and caused by everything from a high workload and managing ones’ work/life balance, to office politics and job security.
When it comes to lists of common jobs ranked as the most stressful, enlisted military personnel is commonly one of the highest. Other jobs that make many of these lists include firefighters, paramedics, social workers, counselors, and construction workers.
Among The Top Most Stressful Jobs Are:
- Active enlisted military personnel
- Marriage & Family therapists
- Social workers
- Air traffic controllers
- 911 dispatch operators
- Construction workers
- Personal assistants
Considering how physically, mentally, and emotionally draining those jobs can be – it is no wonder that they appear on so many of these lists.
What Job Has The Highest Burnout Rate?
There is a lot of overlap between the most stressful jobs and those jobs with high burnout rates. Social workers and emergency responders are high on these lists with the mental and emotional tolls they can take on people which contribute to burnout.
Additionally, any job with a high workload – especially where you would end up working long hours or taking work home with you – has a high burnout rate for the obvious reasons. An inability to decompress and spend time away from work will likely burn you out faster than most other factors.
What Is The Hardest Job In The World?
When it comes to the hardest jobs around, the lists do tend to overlap heavily with the most stressful jobs as well. Some more uncommon jobs pop up like Oil Rig Workers or Alaskan Crab Fisherman, but the overall themes are the same: Difficult Jobs with high burnout rates are stressful work environments. And stressful work environments can contribute to hair loss.
RHRLI Can Restore Your Hair No Matter How Stressful Your Job Is
Stress affects all of us, and sometimes our jobs put us in a position where it affects us physically which can include hair loss. Your hair loss doesn’t have to be permanent, and it doesn’t have to cause you further stress. Utilizing the minimally invasive ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System, we can produce exceptional results and get you back to your day-to-day life in just a few days. Contact us today for a free consultation to restore your hair and your confidence.