You’ve heard the statistic before: Half of all marriages end in divorce.
Whether that number still holds true is debatable, but for young married people today, it’s their career — or their spouses’ — that’s leading to higher divorce rates. Workers in certain industries are seeing higher divorce rates by age 30, according to a new analysis of Census Data from career website Zippia. Job holders with the highest chance of divorce are those enlisted in the military. In fact, first-line enlisted military supervisors hold the top spot in the study with a 30 percent divorce rate.
Other jobs that often result in divorce papers are in the engineering, technical trades, service industry and carpentry fields. Bottom line: You might want to proceed with caution when it comes to the following careers or you might end up losing your nest egg to divorce attorney fees.
First-line enlisted military supervisors manage and lead enlisted service members. Their role, however, tends to put a staggering strain on their marriages. Individuals under the age of 30 have a 30 percent divorce rate, making it the most divorced profession, according to Zippia’s research. If “till death do us part” is of high importance, you might want to overlook a career in logistics. Supply-chain professionals hold the second-worst job for lasting marriages, the report indicates. A career as a logistician does come with solid pay — $74,170 annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — although overseeing a company’s supply chain might involve more stress and a heavier workload. Occasional overtime to meet demands could also be a drawback.
The professions of automotive service techs and mechanics rank as the third likeliest to lead to divorce. People in these professions have one of the highest rates of injury and illness, come home greasy and tired often, and are not likely to be in the mood for a heavy dose of family time. The median annual wage is about $38,470 — and workers tend to work evenings and weekends. Some might say the trade-off is not worth it, considering the divorce rate is roughly 17 percent.
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