Front-line social workers have topped the table of the most
stressed professionals in the UK, according to new research.
Of 25,000 individuals across 26 professions, social workers were
the most psychologically stressed, had the third worst level of
physical health, and the fifth lowest level of job satisfaction.
The study, carried out by business psychology company Robertson
Cooper, suggests that the most stressful jobs involved direct
contact with the public in emotionally intense situations under
strict professional rules.