Doctor tops the Harris Poll’s latest list of most admired occupations. More than 2,500 Americans were asked to rate the relative prestige of various jobs. Here are the top 10 (the numbers indicate the percentage of respondents stating that the job either “has prestige” or “a great deal of prestige”):
Military officer 78%
Police officer 66%
Source: Harris Poll, August 2014
The least prestigious occupation, according to the poll, was real estate broker; 50% said it “does not have that much prestige” and 24% said it “has no prestige at all.” Other low-rated jobs: union leader, stockbroker, banker and accountant.
All were rated less prestigious than member of Congress. Ouch!