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Which professions put the most strain on their voices?Which professions put the most strain on their voices? Here is an interesting study--and why you should consider a vocal specialist if you fall into one of these fields.
Workers within this job group may be at higher "vocal risk" as compared to other professionals.

From the National Center for Voice & Speech:

‪#‎Salespeople‬ - Compose about 13 percent of the U.S. workforce; in general, their appearance in voice centers is about equal to their workforce percentage. However, those in telephone sales constitute 0.78 percent of the U.S. workforce, but make up 2.3 percent of the clinic load. Thus, within the professional group of salespeople, telemarketers may be at the most severe vocal risk.

#‎Teachers‬ - Represent 4.2 percent of the U.S. workforce.

#‎Receptionists‬ and ‪#‎PublicRelations‬ Workers - Make up slightly less than 1 percent of the U.S. workforce.

#‎Lawyers‬ and ‪#‎Judges‬ - Who regularly speak in court are only about 0.1 percent of the U.S. workforce.

#‎Clergy‬, ‪#‎Psychologists‬, ‪#‎Counselors‬ and ‪

#‎Speech‬-Language Pathologists - Compose 0.8 percent of the total U.S. workforce. While all subgroups in this category couldn't be compared to the voice clinic data, it is known that counselors constitute only about 0.2 percent of the workforce, but are 1.6 percent of the voice center clientele.

#‎TelephoneOperators‬ - Make up 0.13 percent of the workforce and are 0.4 percent of the clinical voice load.

#‎Interviewers‬ & ‪#‎Recruiters‬ - About 0.13 percent of working Americans; specific clinic-load data is not available.

#‎Actors‬, ‪#‎Directors‬, Broadcasters and ‪#‎Singers‬ - A difficult group to enumerate. Many individuals in this group pursue entertainment on a part-time or hobby basis. However, an interesting subgroup was singers, which was estimated as 0.02 percent of the workforce, while the sampled clinic load was 11.5 percent.

http://www.ncvs.org/research_tools.html#clinics
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