Professions That May Raise The Possibility Of Getting Divorced

Date February 9, 2018

Although people in the modern world tend to get married as late as possible, divorce is still something very common. Ex-spouses point out various things that caused them to get divorced. It can be infidelity, lack of communication, genetics, or even the feeling that they no longer love their partner. But choice of occupation is usually missing from this list.

To find out which professions are associated with the highest rates of divorces, statistician Nathan Yau used the results of a five-year study conducted by the US Census Bureau. Having analyzed all the data, he managed to discover some really interesting tendencies.

Below you can find 8 professions that considerably increase the chances of divorce.

1. Gaming managers (52.9%)

These are people who work face to face with clients in casinos and game rooms. Given the fact that their work is associated with exposure to alcohol and many new interesting acquaintances and communication with many people in a celebratory environment, there's no wonder that their occupation can easily result in a destroyed relationship with their spouses.

2. Bartenders (52.7%)

Bartenders have the same coefficient of divorce since the environment in bars is very similar to the one mentioned above. Moreover, these employees are usually asked to be very friendly (and sometimes even flirtatious) with their customers. Another issue is that many bars often require employees to serve until the last client is gone, which results in an inconsistent work schedule. All the above-mentioned factors make it hard to find time for family.

3. Workers with night shifts (50.7%)

Actually, any service occupation can cause family relationship problems. However, working night shifts is a separate issue as it makes it hard for the person to be at home at the same time as his/her spouse.

4. Flight attendants (50.5%)

The schedule of a flight attendant entails frequent separation from family, which is something hardly anyone welcomes. Besides, long flight hours increase the possibilities of new acquaintances. 

5. Car production operators (50.1%)

It was found that managers and operators of rental cars have a 50.1% divorce rate. Most likely, this can be explained by the fact that this kind of job has a very inconvenient schedule for family members.

6. Professions related to construction (46.9%)

Such workers usually have shift or seasonal work. It can be assumed that the lack of routine or a specific schedule results in difficulties keeping in touch and this leads to divorce.

7. Call-center operators (49.7%)

These workers (particularly women) interact daily with a huge number of people on the phone. Sometimes, such conversations can lead to the development of new relationships.

8. Sales managers (49.7%)

This profession results in a high rate of divorces due to constant stress. Every day, salespeople are obliged to listen to people yelling at them on the phone, after which they need to go home and be kind. According to Nathan Yau, many collection agents also get divorced for the same reason.

As for professional categories in general, it turns out that transportation workers (for example, bus drivers) have a higher rate of divorce than computer scientists or mathematicians.  

Furthermore, Nathan Yau also discovered that people with high salaries rarely get divorced. However, people with low salaries who get divorced claim that their salary didn't have any effect on their decision.

Obviously, professional occupation is not the only reason for divorce, but it can still make separation more likely!

What other professions would you add to the list?

Source: Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, Flowingdata

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