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Certain jobs have a higher rate of divorce
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Certain jobs have a higher rate of divorce

| Jun 1, 2021 | Family law |

Residents of San Antonio and other parts of Texas may want to learn about what statistics show as far as how professions relate to the divorce rate. Unfortunately, those who work in certain trades and blue-collar workers seem to divorce more often.

These jobs had the highest rate of divorce

Researchers gathered data from the U.S. Census Bureau for married adults. Data showed that the rate of divorce was highest for the following:

  • Operators of conveyors, dredges, hoists and winches
  • Avionics technicians
  • Small engine mechanics
  • Logging workers
  • Medical secretaries and administrative assistants
  • Electrical and electronic equipment mechanics, installers and repairers
  • Military members
  • First-line supervisors of detectives and police
  • Public Safety telecommunicators

What jobs had the lowest rate of divorce?

Individuals in certain occupations had lower overall rates of divorce. These jobs included the following:

  • Physicians
  • Other life scientists
  • Physical therapists
  • Software developers
  • Judicial workers, including lawyers
  • Pharmacists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Clergy
  • Physical scientists
  • Financial and investment analysts

What do the statistics tell?

It appears that the top three jobs for divorce are in industrial trades. On the other hand, doctors have the lowest rates of divorce. Social workers, editors and other professions seem to fall on the lower divorce rate curve as well.

High-stress jobs lead to divorce

Featured on the list of those with high divorce rates were military members as well as police and detectives. Hours of supervisors of police may be other than 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and stress is a large part of the job. This might be the reason for strain on marriages.

If you or a family member is about to go through a divorce, it may be wise to consult an experienced attorney. A professional may be able to help you work through your options more smoothly.