Contact Us

If You Have One of These Jobs, You May Gain Weight

Matt King/Getty Images

As I sit here at work snacking on chex mix, I present this question to ponder: What are the jobs most at risk for weight gain?

The reasons behind on-the-job weight gain are plentiful, from sitting at a desk too long and not being able to exercise, to feeling pressure to eat the food that co-workers bring in. Those dang co-workers! Stop the brownie madness.

Do you have one of the jobs where weight gain is most likely? We’ll list the top jobs where people pack on the pounds, according to

Here are the jobs where you’re most likely to gain weight because of sedentary days and high stress:

Travel Agent
Social Worker
Administrative Assistant
Protective Services like Police and Firefighters
Marketing/Public Relations Professional
Information Technology Professional

I would think teachers would lose weight because of the stress, not to mention chasing kids around all day. But apparently, like many of these positions, the stress has the opposite effect and leads to eating more. You have the whole summer to run and swim now teachers. Enjoy.

Maybe we should pursue jobs as personal trainers. Now back to the snacks!

Best of Q1077

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Q107 VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Q107 VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.