HIGHLIGHTS: According to a new survey, two out of five people say they've gained weight because of their JOB. And most say at least 10 pounds. The two main reasons are stress, and sitting all day. And the top five jobs where people gain weight are administrative assistants . . . engineers . . . teachers . . . nurses . . . and IT workers.
FULL STORY: According to a new survey by CareerBuilder, 55% of people say they're overweight . . . and two in five say it's because of their JOB.
Most say they've gained at least 10 pounds because of their job . . . and one in three people say it's at least 20.
The main reasons are sitting at a desk all day . . . and eating from stress. Here are the top five jobs where more than HALF of employees gain weight.
1. Administrative assistants . . . like secretaries and receptionists. 69% say they've gained weight at their current job.
2. Engineers . . . 56%.
3. Teachers . . . 51%.
4. Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants . . . 51%.
5. IT managers and network engineers . . . 51%.
And attorneys, machine operators, and scientists also gain weight.