How much prestige is associated with your job? If you are a Firefighter you are greatly respected. If you are a preacher . . . , not so much.
In this year’s annual Harris Poll regarding the most prestigious jobs, Firefighters scored highest with 62% of respondents indicating that the position held “very great prestige”. Priests/ministers/clergy was eighth on the list with 41% considering the position to be of “very great prestige.” Oh well, it could be worse. You could be a Member of Congress (28%) or a Union Leader (17%).
Here is their list of positions in order of prestige:
- Military officer
- Police officer
- Member of Congress
- Business executive
- Union Leader
- Real estate agent/broker