Which Occupations Have the Highest, Lowest Divorce Rates?
There’s a variety of factors that can make a divorce more likely for a couple, including social, economic and demographic factors. It therefore may come as no surprise that there are some occupations that tend to have higher divorce rates than others.
The U.S. Census Bureau has data associated with divorce rates for those working in certain professions. The percentage listed in each occupation reflects the percentage of people within the given industry or occupation who divorced out of all those who had been married at least once, rather than out of everyone in that profession.
The 10 occupations with the lowest divorce rates were the following:
- Actuaries: 17 percent
- Physical scientists: 18.9 percent
- Medical and life scientists: 19.6 percent
- Clergy: 19.8 percent
- Software developers: 20.3 percent
- Physical therapists: 20.7 percent
- Optometrists: 20.8 percent
- Chemical engineers: 21.1 percent
- Directors of religious activities and education: 21.3 percent
- Physicians and surgeons: 21.8 percent
Below are the 10 occupations with the highest divorce rates:
- Gaming managers (casinos): 52.9 percent
- Bartenders: 52.7 percent
- Flight attendants: 50.5 percent
- Gaming services workers: 50.3 percent
- Rolling machine setters, operators and tenders: 50.1 percent
- Switchboard operators: 49.7 percent
- Extruding and drawing machine workers: 49.6 percent
- Telemarketers: 49.2 percent
- Textile knitting and weaving workers: 48.9 percent
- Extruding, forming, pressing and compacting machine operators: 48.8 percent
What clearly stands out here is that the lowest divorce rate professions include more white-collar jobs, while the highest divorce rate professionals include more blue-collar positions.
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