Surprising Facts About Ordinary Jobs

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It's easy to think of common jobs as, well, common. They're dry and predictable, and utterly devoid of surprises. We're here to challenge that notion, with a collection of weird, counterintuitive facts about ordinary jobs and careers.

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Percentage of American workforce employed in farming in: 1840 70% 2017 1.3%

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CRACKED COM A whopping SIXTY PERCENT of firefighters are volunteers. Coincidentally, SIXTY-FIVE PERCENT of fire departments are made up entirely out o

YOUR DOCTOR IS PROBABLY EXHAUSTED. Despite laws designed to keep shifts short, studies have found that 87% of interns work past their shift limits, an

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Regardless of the location, an ethical hacker typically earns more money than a software engineer. The difference is nearly three times more when they

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The profession with the highest reported satisfaction? RESEARCH ASSISTANT Which compensatest for making just $33,600 a year, we guess.

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CRACKED.COM es YIT'Y According to a survey, 70% of accountants in the U.S are not interested in changing their career path, and are happy with their

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CRACKEDCO COM Tipped workers are nearly twice as likely to live in poverty as untipped workers. This could be because the base pay for tipped workers

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CRACKEDCO COM 19% of military personnel actually majored in business.

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Many teachers in the U.S. work part-time jobs during the summer or even after school due to their low pay. Despite this, they are often obligated to s

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CRACKED COM Facebook moderators, who view content like animal snuff films and child porn, are only allowed 9 minutes of wellness time per day. That'

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Women make up less than a measly seven percent of head chefs and restaurant owners in the US. As for the UK, the population of female chefs in the cul

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94.4% of speech therapists in the U.S. are female. CRACKED cO COM

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In Algeria, 70% of lawyers and 60% of judges are women, as are 60% of university students. CRACKEDOON

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LAWYERS ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO STRUGGLE WITH DRINKING PROBLEMS THAN THE REST OF THE POPULATION. 000 ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, ONE IN

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Garbage men have one of the deadliest jobs. They have the fifth highest fatal injury rate, at 34.1 per ,00 workers. That's higher than the rate of, sa

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Fighting fires is no longer a firefighter's main function. GRANOBERRI Medical emergencies account for about 70% of the calls received by the US fire d

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Thirty percent of Tesla employees feel they've been silenced by NDAs. NONDISEMENT AGREEMENT this on into entered addiress The total is twice the tech

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CRACKEDo COM If you went to grad school, there's a better chance that you're a gig worker than working a traditional job. CUSTOMER PARKING ONLY While

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More than 70% of lawyers in the world live in the US. The city with the highest population of lawyers is Washington, DC; where one in every twenty-two

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Farming CRACKEDCO Fishing Forestry Have the highest number of suicide rates which stood at 84.5 per 100,000 in 2016.

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CRACKED C COM There is a 6:1 ratio of female to male American Sign Language interpreters. Y The job Has traditionally been viewed as women's work, a

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101LI01111011D Sixty- nine percent of surveyed software developers were at least partially self-taught. 1 Less than half reported having an undergrad

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Being an EMT is dangerous: Sixtye nine percent of polled EMTS had been attacked on the job. A 551 $587740 911 ARRNCRE The most common attacks were bei

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A 2007 study by the Beth Israel Medical Center, New York found that surgeons performed better when they spent three hours a week playing video games,

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Mathematicians' job growth will be over 5 times higher than the average occupation's. A- dal Ai LEHI Re ime. us JR RLH AL A ateuue Al bfrey AluAlo9 Th

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Mr. Conductor could well have PTSD.A. Almost 50% BRITIS RAILWAYS of railroad operators are involved in accidents (or suicides) that they usually can't

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CRACKEDc COM The majority of working personal trainers aren't a bunch of dumb jocks. Sixty-four percent have a bachelor's degree, and over forty perce

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FB According to the official FBI website, forensic accountants make up about 15% of their special agent force.

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Your doctor's sloppy handwriting is not just a quirky trait. Over 1.5 million Americans are affected annually by preventable medication errors, due to

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According to a nationwide I.. study by Career Builder, 58% of managers involved in the study said that they did not receive any management training pr

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CRACKEDG COM Construction and extraction workers are the most likely to commit suicide. According to data from 17 states, the rate of suicide is 53.2

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An active duty soldier is up to 4 times as likely to die in a routine training exercise than actual combat CRACKED

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The most common major for college-educated waiters must be something impractical, like liberal arts, right? Nope. The most common major by far, held

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A study by the European Cockpit Association found that around half of pilots in the UK (43%), Denmark (50%), Norway (53%) , and Sweden (54%) admitted

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Hairdressers are more likely to develop lung problems than the general public. DUE to high ammonia levels from hair products in salons, hairdressers s

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Veterinarian might be the whitest occupation. 91.5% of vets are white. Asian is the second most common ethnicity, at 3.14%.

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CRACKEDOON On average, a telemarketer has to spend 7.5 hours making cold calls to get one appointment.

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CRACKEDCON In 2013, a survey by TEKsystems found that 28% of people who work in IT don't let their family and friends know, SO that they won't be aske