Study: 69% of IT workers consider career change due to stress

The majority of administrators in the IT sector have considered switching careers in the recent past due to stress at work.

That is according to new research conducted by security vendor GFI Software, which found that some 69 per cent of all such professionals had considered changing their line of work because of the pressure they are under, IT Pro reports.

Within this study - which involved questioning 201 IT administrators across Britain - it was also found that 31 per cent regularly considered switching their positions on the grounds of stress, with another 31 per cent admitting they occasionally thought about doing so.

Phil Bousfield, general manager of the infrastructure business unit at GFI Software, commented that many IT professionals work in a "high-stress environment" due to a culture of long hours.

This comes after chartered business psychologist Beverley Stone indicated people who struggle with feelings of anxiety in their jobs are more likely to be indecisive.

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20/04/2012 16:49