Teachers report high levels of stress relative to other professions: Percentage responding “yes” to having experienced stress "during a lot of the day yesterday," 2013

Percentage responding “yes”
Teacher (K-12) 46%
Nurse 46%
Sales 45%
Physician 45%
Service worker 43%
Manager or executive 43%
Other professionals 43%
Clerical 42%
Business owner 42%
Installation/repair 38%
Construction 38%
Manufacturing 37%
Transportation 36%
Farming, fishing, or forestry 33%

Source: Recreation of 2013 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey (Gallup, State of America's Schools: The Path to Winning Again in Education, 2014). 

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