Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Phone Topic: The Most Prestigious Gigs

Six occupations are perceived to have "very great" prestige by at least half of all adults:

firefighters (63%)
doctors (58%)
nurses (55%)
scientists (54%)
teachers (52%)
military officers (51%)

Low on the status list:

real estate brokers (6%)
stockbrokers (11%)
business executives (11%)
actors (12%)
union leaders (12%)
journalists (16%)
bankers (17%)
accountants (17%)
entertainers (18%)

Here are all the stats and trends. So, the question is: do you take a job for status, money or because you LOVE it? What jobs do your listeners LOVE?

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