What are the odds that your job affects the likelihood of a divorce? For gaming managers in the U.S., they face the highest risk of going through dissolving their marriage, according to the Census Bureau’s five-year American Community Survey.
Gaming managers have the highest divorce rate at 52.9%, while bartenders closely follow behind at 52.7%. The nature of their jobs, which include long hours and working in a liquor-centric business, served as the reason for the high rates.
Married flight attendants have a 50.5% likelihood of going through a divorce, possibly because of the long hours away from their spouses. Gaming services workers have a 50.3% risk, while rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders completed the top five with a 50.1% rate.
On the other hand, actuaries have the lowest divorce rate at 17%, followed by physical scientists at 18.9%. Medical and life scientists and clergymen have 19.6% and 19.8% divorce rates, respectively. Professions with a higher salary seem to be related to a lower divorce rate, yet statistician Nathan Yau said that you should not solely base the probability of divorce on your job.
If you live in Colorado and work as a gaming manager, The Burnham Law Firm, P.C. noted that your chances of seeing a divorce attorney would not necessarily be lower if you decide to work as an actuary. Yau believes that the likelihood of going through a divorce “probably says more about the person than anything else.”
However, the state where you live could be a factor. Census Bureau data showed that Massachusetts had the highest divorce rate in 2016, likely due to an environment that is conducive to a stable marriage.
The demands and nature of your job may or may not lead to a divorce, as there are other factors that also affect your marriage.