Professions that Need Coffee Most
For the third year in a row, an annual survey commissioned by CareerBuilder and Dunkin Donuts examined the latest coffee consumption trends brewing in the U.S. workplace.
According to the survey results, food preparation and service workers top the list of professions that need coffee the most to get through the workday, followed by scientists and sales representatives. The results show that coffee plays a major role in helping workers perk up at work, as 43% of those who drink coffee claimed they are less productive without a cup of joe.
The ten professions that need coffee the most:
- Food preparation/service workers
- Sales representatives
- Marketing/public relations professionals
- Nurses (nurse, nurse practitioner or physician assistant)
- Editors/writers/media workers
- Business executives
- Teachers/instructors (K – 12)
- Engineering technicians/support
- IT managers/network administrators
The survey also shows other ways that coffee fits into people’s “daily grind” in the workplace:
- Let’s drink two. Sixty-three percent of workers who drink coffee actually drink two cups or more each workday. Twenty-eight percent drink three cups or more.
- Coffee helps younger workers in particular stay productive. The majority of younger workers need coffee for energy and motivation, as 62% of workers aged 18 to 24 say they are less productive without coffee, with 58% of workers aged 25 to 34 making the same claim.
- Workers in the Northeast are cup champions. Fifty-five percent of workers claim to drink at least one cup of coffee each workday. Geographically, 64% of workers in the Northeast drink at least one cup per day, compared to the South at 54% and the Midwest and West at 51%.
- Higher productivity boost for women. Overall, 43% of workers who drink coffee claim they are less productive without their cup of joe. Forty-seven percent of female workers say they are less productive with coffee, compared to 40% of male workers.
The survey was conducted to mark National Coffee Day (Sept 29) and included more than 4,100 workers nationwide.
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