Every couple has their own reasons for divorcing. For many married couples, financial problems, infidelity, or the stress of everyday life can lead to a breakup. One study suggests that another contributing factor of divorce for many couples is their job profession. A statistician analyzed United States Census Bureau data from the 2015 American Community Survey and found certain professions have noticeably higher divorce rates than others. He calculated the divorce rate among survey participants from a variety of different occupations who had been married at least once.
Of all jobs mentioned in the report, casino gaming managers had the highest divorce rate at 52.9 percent, followed closely by bartenders at 52.7 percent. Jobs that are physically demanding, have irregular hours, and minimal job security also impact marital success.
The top 10 jobs with the highest divorce rates are:
- Gaming managers
- Flight attendants
- Gaming service workers
- Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders
- Switchboard operators
- Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders
- Textile knitting and weaving machine workers
- Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine operators
Ironically enough, actuaries who estimate and manage risk by trade had a 17 percent divorce rate among all the jobs included in the data. Physical, medical, and life scientists were closely behind actuaries with low divorce rates. Chemical engineers, doctors, and surgeons also all have relatively low divorce rates.
Education Plays an Important Factor
Researchers speculate these discrepancies involve money and education. None of the top 10 professions with the highest divorce rates require more than a high school diploma and industry growth for seven of these professions is in decline.
Most of the occupations with low divorce rates had salaries higher than the national average with promising prospects for growth. Long hours, inconsistent schedules, and unpredictable income also seem to be a common thread in professions like bartending, entertainment, and massage therapy with high divorce rates.
Another recent study on middle class divorce rates notes that more than half of middle and upper-middle class Americans are married, compared to 39 percent of working-class Americans. Affluent families seem to thrive on the opportunities and stability that come with educational and financial success, while poor and working-class families are more vulnerable to instability and divorce.
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