Can the career path you choose have a detrimental effect on your marriage? A new study has found that some career path tend to lead to divorce than the rest.
Career site Zippia checked some Census Bureau data to figure out which jobs and industries showed the highest divorce rates for couples 30 years and younger. Military jobs, by far, put the largest strain on marriages — and this doesn’t come as a surprise, considering the stress that constant deployments and moves can put on a family both emotionally and financially. First-line military supervisors (who coordinate and lead enlisted service members) were at the top of the list, with a 30% divorce rate.
Logisticians (those who coordinate a company’s supply chain) were also on the list. Automotive service technicians and mechanics; enlisted military tactical operations; and chemical technicians — all of which hovered in the 14% to 18% range.
When looking at the data by industry, however, there were some surprising findings. For one, the stale old stat that half of marriages end in divorce didn’t really pan out. When looking broadly by industry, military marriages hovered at around a 15% divorce rate, and the other 24 industries with reported divorce rates were less than 10%.
The legal field, science and entertainment fields were among those at the bottom of the list, with divorce rates of about 4% or less.