Experience, Accessibility And Proven Results

Photo Of Daniel George Dannenbaum

Careers with the highest divorce rates

On Behalf of | Jul 19, 2017 | Divorce |

Virginia residents might like to know about the careers that have a higher likelihood of divorce. People in these fields have higher separation rates, perhaps because job-stress can lead to marital problems. Military supervisors, logisticians and mechanics and automotive service technicians had the highest divorce rates.

A career website called Zippia analyzed U.S. Census Data to find the jobs that had higher divorce rates. Military supervisors led other fields in divorces with a 30-percent rate of divorce. This profession consists of coordinating military personnel activities and leading operations. Three military professions ranked in the top 10 for most divorces, and military workers were also the most likely to be divorced by 30.

When one spouse is away from home for prolonged periods, this could lead to marital strife. This is true for both those serving in the military as well as those who work long hours. Mental health issues can also cause problems in a marriage, and a reported 20 percent of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans suffer from depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.

A Journal of Population Economics study found that divorce rates increase when spouses spend months away from each other. While deployment makes divorce likelier, even non-deployed military members face martial hardships due to moving too much and marrying at young ages.

Some careers saw fewer divorces on average, including dentists, religious workers and speech language pathologists. In general, divorce rates have been falling since 1980, with the only exception being amongst baby boomers.

While looking at the careers with higher divorce rates may provide some interesting insight into why some couples get divorced, there is no way to know for sure if a marriage will last or not. Despite this, not every couple has a prenuptial agreement. To protect one’s finances and assets, one may wish to consult an attorney when dissolving a marriage.


FindLaw Network