The 17 jobs where you’re most likely to become an alcoholic

There’s a legend out there that bartenders know how to handle their liquor better than the rest of us because they’re around it every day.
They don’t.
Bartenders are 2.33 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average.
We sorted through a database of 11 million death certificates sorted by cause of death and occupation compiled by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Other occupations that people associate with alcohol, like sailors and musicians, really do have elevated mortality rates. Plenty of jobs involving manual labor also make this list.
The numbers listed in this article refer to white men in occupations with a sample size greater than 2,300 deaths. Based on the same data last week we published a list of the most suicidal jobs (you don’t want to be a physician). See the last slide for a discussion of deaths linked to alcoholism for other races and genders.

17) Garbage collectors are 1.45

times more likely to die from alcoholism than average

16) Advertisers are 1.47 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average

15) Carpet installers are 1.50 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average

14) Gardeners are 1.50 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average

13) Surveyors are 1.51 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average

12) Farmers are 1.59 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average

11) Amusement park attendants are 1.61 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average

10) Concrete finishers are 1.65 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average

9) Musicians are 1.65 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average

8) Drywall installers are 1.71 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average

7) Construction laborers are 1.72 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average

6) Sailors are 1.75 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average

5) Cooks are 1.77 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average

4) Painters are 1.85 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average

3) Roofers are 1.87 times more likely to die from alcoholism than average



The 17 jobs where you’re most likely to become an alcoholic