We kind of get why some of these jobs are marriage killers. Just imagine being married to that pesky telemarketer who talks your ear off. Or that flight attendant, who had their head in the clouds when you got married but now has left you stranded at the gate.
All joking aside, the data reveals that some of the professions with the highest divorce rates are in declining industries (think switchboard operators and telephone operators) or in industries that offer low pay (see machine operators and tenders)—two factors that can definitely affect your marriage.
The jobs where people tend to have stronger marriages make sense, too. Look at actuaries, for example, the profession with the lowest divorce rate. Considering that actuaries make a living off minimizing risks, there’s a strong chance they assessed the pros and cons of marriage beforehand. And forget what they say about love being blind.
With optometrists’ marriages, we’re willing to bet it’s love at first sight because when an optometrist sets their sights on a potential partner, you’re practically guaranteed to be a 20/20 match. In fact, divorce statistics are relatively low in the health care sector. Many professionals in this field, including physicians, dentists, podiatrists, physical therapists, and pharmacists, seem to cure their marital problems.
Check out the list below to see the divorce rate for your industry and which jobs, specifically, have the highest and lowest divorce rates. And remember: When it comes to your job, you shouldn’t have to settle for better or for worse.
Jobs With The Lowest Divorce Rate
10.Physicians and surgeons
Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients, take medical histories, prescribe medications, and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They often counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare.
Divorce Rate: 21.8%
9.Religious and education directors
Directors of religious education perform administrative tasks by evaluating lesson plans, suggesting improvements, coordinating student registration, and managing library systems. They might need to attend educational workshops, conferences or training functions to stay updated on the latest class topics, technology and other resources.
Divorce Rate: 21.3 %
Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products. They design processes and equipment for large-scale manufacturing, plan and test production methods and byproducts treatment, and direct facility operations.
Divorce Rate: 21.1%
Optometrists examine the eyes and other parts of the visual system. They also diagnose and treat visual problems and manage diseases, injuries, and other eye disorders. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed.
Divorce Rate: 20.8%
Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of the rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.
Divorce Rate: 20.7%
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.
Divorce Rate: 20.3%
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Divorce Rate: 19.8%
3.Medical scientists and life scientist
Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.
Divorce Rate: 19.6%
A physical scientist is responsible for investigating scientific problems by conducting laboratory examinations by collecting information, analyzing existing research studies, and formulating theories.
Divorce Rate: 18.9%
Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk of potential events, and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. Actuaries’ work is essential to the insurance industry.
Divorce Rate: 17%