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Watch That Job If You Want to Stay Married

According to a New Study, Your Job Might Have Something to do With How Long you Stay Married

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    A new study ranks divorce rates based on the occupations of the people involved

    If you're married to someone who works in the gaming industry, look out. According to a new study, you and your spouse are more likely to get divorced than couples who hold practically any other job.

    Researchers at the University of Radford broke down divorce by occupation, using 2000 census data.

    They discovered that nearly half of marriages involving dancers and choreographers end up in Splitsville, followed closely by bartenders, massage therapists, gaming cage workers, gaming service workers and telephone operators.

    On the plus side, if you're married to a media and communications equipment worker, your marriage is rock solid.

    Also, agricultural engineers, optometrists, transit and railroad police, along with clergy members will probably stay married longer.

    Here's the info broken down by the numbers.

    Most Divorced by Industry (With divorce rate):

    Dancers and choreographers: 43.05 per cent
    Bartenders: 38.43
    Massage therapists: 38.22
    Gaming cage workers: 34.66
    Extruding machine operators: 32.74
    Gaming services workers: 31.35
    Factory workers: Food and tobacco: 29.78
    Telephone operators: 29.30

     

    The Least Divorced Occupations:

    Media and communications equipment workers: 0
    Agricultural engineers: 1.78
    Optometrists: 4.01
    Transit and railroad police: 5.26
    Clergy: 5.61
    Directors, religious activities: 5.88
    Sales engineers: 6.61
    Podiatrists: 6.81
    Nuclear engineers: 7.29