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When looking for a job you may want to consider how healthy your new position will be. A survey from identified the jobs that historically have the highest weight gains.

The job where someone is most likely to gain weight is administrative assistants. According to the survey 69% of admins will gain weight at their job. The survey cites two reasons for the typical weight gain. First this can be a very stressful position. Especially when it comes to multiple phone calls at the same time. The second reason given was the amount of time spent behind a desk, particularly when there is overtime.

Engineers have the second greatest battle of the waistline. Fifty-six percent will gain weight at work, again due to both stress and time spent sitting.

Third place goes to teachers and instructors in K-12 schools. Although they stand much of the day they spend long hours grading papers and performing other tasks behind a desk.

The balance of the list is:

  • 51% of nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants
  • 51% of IT managers and network administrators
  • 48% of attorneys, judges, and others in the legal profession
  • 45% of machine operators and production workers
  • 39% of scientists

Of this list the highest annual growth in jobs according to Michigan Works is typically administrative assistants. Therefore be sure to exercise if you choose this career path.

© Max Impact, used with permission.

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