America's Most Prestigious Professions
According to The Harris Poll, doctors, military officers and firefighters are seen as the most prestigious professions in the United States, despite the fact that most adults would encourage their kids to pursue a career in engineering. Doctors are first in the prestige league - 88 percent of American adults believe the profession has either "a great deal of prestige" or "prestige" in general.
Military officers are also held in high regard across the United States, with 78 percent of people finding the profession prestigious. Firefighters complete the top three with 76 percent finding the job prestigious. What about engineering, the career most people want their children to pursue? It comes sixth in the prestige stakes, with 69 percent, ahead of police offers, priests, architects and teachers.
- Leading consulting firms in the U.S. in 2016, by prestige ratingLeading consulting firms in the U.S. in 2016, by prestige rating
- Lowest paid jobs in the U.S. in 2013 Lowest paid jobs in the U.S. in 2013
- Selected jobs in India - average annual salary 2015-16Selected jobs in India - average annual salary 2015-16
- Full-time employees - unadjusted monthly number in the U.S. February 2017Full-time employees - unadjusted monthly number in the U.S. February 2017
- Unemployment rate in EU countries January 2017Unemployment rate in EU countries January 2017
- Unemployment rate of the United Kingdom 2000-2016Unemployment rate of the United Kingdom 2000-2016
- Global pharmaceutical industry employment 2006-2014Global pharmaceutical industry employment 2006-2014
- Dow Chemical's number of employees 1999-2016Dow Chemical's number of employees 1999-2016
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