Forty-six percent of those who drink coffee claim they are less productive without a cup of Joe. The survey also found scientists/lab technicians are the professions that need coffee the most, followed by marketing/public relations and education administrators.
The rest of the top 15 professions in which workers most need a coffee include:
- Healthcare Administrator;
- Food Preparer;
- Social Worker;
- Financial Professional;
- Personal Caretaker;
- Human Resources Benefits Coordinator;
- Government Professional; and
- Skilled Tradesperson (plumber, carpenter, etc).
The survey also shows 61% of workers who drink coffee actually drink two cups or more each workday. Twenty-eight percent drink three cups or more.
Geographically, workers in the Northeast stated they are the most dependent on coffee, with 49% of people claiming they are less productive without coffee, compared to the West at 47%, and Midwest and South at 45% each.
Thirty-six percent of American workers ages 18 to 24 claimed that coffee has helped their career by providing an opportunity to network with other co-workers.The survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder.com among 4,721 U.S. workers (employed full-time; not self-employed; both government and non-government) ages 18 and over between August 16 and September 8, 2011.
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