The 3 Most Prestigious Careers: Firefighter, Doctor, Nurse

According to a telephone survey reported by the WSJ, Americans view firefighters, doctors and nurses as having the most prestigious professions.

The survey compares current data to a similar poll back in 1977. Doctors lost 3% in "prestige points" which is negligible compared to lawyers who are now respected by just 21% of the population, a drop of 15 % since 1977.

Firefighters, Doctors Viewed As Most Prestigious Careers. WSJ.
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1 comment:

  1. It would be interesting to see the firefighter pre-9/11 data.

    Alas, this "prestige" does little to influence pay scales.


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