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Firefighters at top of prestigious jobs list, real estate brokers at the bottom

August 12th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

Every year at this time, The Harris Poll asks whether an occupation can be considered to have very great prestige or hardly any prestige at all.

 This year there are some changes as well as some stability in what occupations are considered prestigious and what ones are not.

These are some of the results of a nationwide telephone survey conducted by Harris Interactive among 1,010 U.S. adults.

Most prestigious occupations

- Firefighter.


- Doctor.

- Nurse.

- Teacher.

- Military officer.

Least prestigious occupations

- Real estate agent/broker.

- Accountant.

- Stock broker.

- Actor.

CLICK HERE for the full report and list of professions.

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