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Professions With The Highest Divorce Rates

Regardless of what the salary is, jobs can take a serious toll on a marriage. Stress, long hours, time away from all adds up and, unfortunately, adds up negatively.

Especially if you happen to be in a toxic work environment. Bringing that negativity home is something that happens quite often, and this can make things really hard on a marriage.

As of September 2021, Louisiana had one of the highest divorce rates in the United States. At that time, the divorce rate in Louisiana was approximately 20.8 per 1,000 married individuals, which was higher than the national average.

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"Every choice you make can impact your future, including the profession you choose. While people of all professions, from food preparation workers to software developers, enjoy lifelong marriages, some professions seem to come with a higher rate of divorce than others.

If you’re contemplating a marriage or a career change, here’s what the statistics say about how marriage, divorce, and certain types of jobs correlate."

Marriage Certificate (Scott County Clerk image)
Marriage Certificate (Scott County Clerk image)

However, for Louisiana, there is some good news.

According to, divorce rates in Louisiana are currently on the decline.

Divorce rates in Louisiana have seen a significant decrease, 17% since 2011.

Part of the reason for this is because the marriage rates are on the decline.

Less marriages, less divorces.

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So, what professions carry the highest divorce rates?

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1. Bartenders

2. Exotic Dancers or Adult Performance Artists

3. Military Supervisors

4. Medical and Healthcare Workers

5. Gaming Services Workers

6. Flight Attendants

7. Telemarketers and Switchboard Operators

8. Dancers and Choreographers

9. Massage Therapists

10. Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Operators

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If you or your spouse works in any of these professions, in no way does it mean that your marriage is doomed.

The reasons people in these particular professions get divorced aren't always necessarily because of the profession itself.


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