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WHAT IS JOB BURNOUT? > WHO'S SUSCEPTIBLE TO BURNOUT? - Pg. 3

3 WHO'S SUSCEPTIBLE TO BURNOUT? Helping professionals, such as social workers, nurses, teachers and police officers, are the hardest hit by burnout. Often they become cynical and negative, and sometimes overtly hostile towards their clients. Other burnout-prone professions include: those that require exacting attention, such as air traffic controllers; those that deal with life or death decisions, such as heart surgeons; those that require working under demanding time schedules, such as television news crews; or those that involve detailed work, such as bookkeeping; those that are socially criticized, such as nuclear plant supervisors; and many others. The fact is, any person, in any profession, at any level can become a candidate for burnout. No one is immune. Are You At Risk of Burning Out? I ~ \