The 10 Jobs With the Highest Divorce Rates

More than a third of dancers, bartenders are divorced

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 3, 2010 3:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – What jobs are most likely to torpedo your marriage? Researchers at Radford University crunched the numbers and found that dancers and choreographers have the hardest time staying married, Business Insider reports. The top professions, with the corresponding divorce rate:

  1. Dancers and choreographers, 43%
  2. Bartenders, 38%
  3. Massage therapists, 38%

  1. Gaming cage worker, 34%
  2. Extruding machine operator, 32%
  3. Gaming service worker, 31%
  4. Factory workers in the food and tobacco industries, 30%
Click here for professions No. 8 through 15, which, not-so-shockingly, include entertainers—like this actor, who just ended his 17-year marriage.

A 100% tasty drink, and a 38% divorce rate.
A 100% tasty drink, and a 38% divorce rate.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Dancers have a whopping 43% divorce rate.
Dancers have a whopping 43% divorce rate.   (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
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