Does your choice of career affect the likelihood of divorce?

On behalf of Barli & Associates LLC posted in divorce on Friday, March 23, 2018.

When you were debating what you wanted to be when you grew up and you were considering the list of various jobs and careers, it’s doubtful that you considered whether the particular job could have a damaging effect on the future stability of your marriage. However, it does seem that certain jobs increase your risk of divorce, according to a recent study that examined data from the United States Census Bureau.

The study found that certain occupations had starkly different divorce rates, revealing that choice of occupation could result in a higher risk of your marriage not lasting. Here are some of the statistics:

Only about 25 percent of lower income adults between the ages of 18 and 55 are married.
About 56 percent of upper and middle class adults were married.
Among upper and middle class adults, approximately 33 percent had been divorced.
Among lower income adults, 40 percent of those who had been married had been divorced.

As can be seen by the above information, the chances of divorce seem to have to do with the amount of money earned by the spouses, but there are also other factors at play.

For example, librarians have a 28 percent chance of divorce, and phlebotomists have a 46 percent chance of divorce. However, these professions earn approximately the same amount of money. Also, as one might expect, bartenders and flight attendants have a higher chance of divorce as compared to actuaries.

If you’re considering divorce, don’t let these statistics affect your decision-making process. It’s important to remember is that there are many factors that can contribute to a divorce, beyond compatibility and partner choice. It’s also vital to fully educate oneself on the nuances of New Jersey family law before beginning your divorce proceedings.

Source:, “A Closer Look at the Jobs with the Highest and Lowest Divorce Rates,” June Carbone, accessed March 23, 2018

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Does your choice of career affect the likelihood of divorce?