These Are The Best & Worst Careers For Marriage

A new study reveals a link between your occupation and the likelihood of your relationship ending! In a country where about half of all marriages result in divorce, marriage can end for a variety of reason. Career site Zippia investigated how likely people's occupations contributed to their decision to divorce. Researchers studied specific divorce rates based on individual positions by age 30, finding that three different military jobs land spots in the top 10 worst careers for your marriage. Several other engineers and technicians make up the rest of the list.


  • First-Line Enlisted Military Supervisors
  • Logisticians
  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
  • Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air Weapons
  • Chemical Technicians
  • Military, Rank Not Specified
  • Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
  • Library Assistants, Clerical
  • Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters
  • Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians
  • Medical Assistants
  • Carpenters
  • Administrative Service Managers
  • Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment

These are the jobs that are less likely for couples to end their marriages. These careers only have an approximately 5% likelihood of ending in divorce.


  • Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators
  • Religious Workers
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Dentists
  • Management Analysts
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
  • Chief Executives and Legislators
  • Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
  • Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Sales and Related Workers
  • Military Officer Special and Tactical Operations Leaders
  • Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Personal Care and Service Workers

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