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Could your job or career choice lead you to a divorce?

On Behalf of | Oct 26, 2022 | Divorce

There are any number of factors that lead to divorce. Growing apart, irreconcilable differences and disagreements over money are among the top reasons for divorce. Did you know that a person’s occupation or career may play a huge role in the rate of divorce?

Industries with high divorce rates

According to a study, there are certain career paths that lead to statistically high (and low) divorce rates. You might think that stressful corporate positions like chief executive officers (CEOs) have the highest divorce rate, but that is not the case. The profession that sees the most divorces (52.9%) is casino gaming management careers. Other jobs with high rates of divorce include:

  • Bartenders at 52.7%
  • Flight attendants at 50.5%
  • Metal, plastic, textile and other types of machine operators from 46.5% to 50.1%
  • Telephone operators, dispatchers and telemarketers from 46.6% to 49.2%
  • Licensed vocational/practical nurses at 47%
  • Those who supervise corrections officers at 46.9%

The positions above are not exactly executive-level positions, but they can pay very well. The stress of the job plus high wages can lead to issues between married couples.

Knowledge can improve your situation

Regardless of your occupation, a divorce can have an impact on your personal and professional life. In addition to the emotional aspects you and your family must face, there are also issues of marital property distribution, spousal support and child custody and support. Don’t tackle these issues without legal help.