What is the most respected profession?

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I realise this is not 'educational', but it would be interesting to see how much this matches the 'degree' thread.

I think a couple of years ago I'd have jumped on the law/medicine/accountancy bandwagon. Now, I'm more inclined to throw teaching into the mix.


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EDIT: I see this has been moved to a different forum. Seems to defeat the object of the whole thread....

Now there will be no comparison to the degree thread, only an endlessly repetitive argument.

We might as well just delete the whole thing.
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Banker.
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Banker.
you mean a w***er

Doctors are definitely the most respected professionals. Lawyers while "respected" are also hated (just look up some lawyer jokes).

I'd like to say engineers but i know that's simply not true. To most people an engineer is the bloke who comes around to sort out the boiler, not the one designed your home, car, electricity system, hospitals, bridges etc.
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At the level of morality I guess the common answer would be Doctors/Nurses, teachers and other professions that have a more noticeable effect on the populations well-being.
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Doctors and Emergency Services are the most respected probably (With the exception of the Police).
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Prime Minister/President
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Prime Minister/President
I would disagree. They are criticised so heavily if their actions disadvantage one group of people, even if it is for the greater good.
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tbh i would say firefighters or career military jobs mainly because they do very demanding work for very little pay, honestly can't say i respect doctors anymore than bankers or lawyers.
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Personally, a janitor/cleaner/street sweeper.

They never get thanked, and people generally make their lives harder. They're expected to literally clean up someone else's mess, all for a miniscule fee.

In society, I'd say teachers, docs, nurses and the emergency service workers would demand highest respect.
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I would disagree. They are criticised so heavily if their actions disadvantage one group of people, even if it is for the greater good.
But surely you'd need to be respected or at least tolerated by a majority of people in order to get voted in?
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I'm not sure if teachers would agree with you that they are the most respected profession. Many of them feel that the public thinks they are a little bit lazy because of the long holidays and short days (ignoring the fact that teachers don't just work from 8-3).
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I think any job that requires a lot of training - Doctor, Surgeon, Accountant, Pilot, Lawyer etc.
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Anything with "ologist" on the end of it.
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(Original post by danielnkwocha)
But surely you'd need to be respected or at least tolerated by a majority of people in order to get voted in?
Well, you get voted in on your manifesto giving you a mandate to rule/govern. In the UK it's a first past the post system, meaning there can be a large proportion of the country that have 'lost out' (for want of a better phrase). It can be argued that their views are not completely being represented.

In the most recent election there was a close tie between the Conservative and the Labour parties. In the case of the coalition, as I'm sure you know, the Conservatives chose the Liberal Democrats to govern with. The Liberal Democrats promised to not raise the tuition fees - and oh look! £9000 a year now. Nick Clegg effectively ruined any chance of the Lib Dems getting into power in the near-distant future in one move.

The same with Thatcher. You either love her or you hate her, it seems. Some of my friends celebrated her death - does that seem like respect? There are a lot of persuasive arguments as to why she was a brilliant Prime Minister, but there are a vast number of people who were so badly effected by her policies in the short term, but in the long term she was really good.

So yeah. They might be liked, or as you put it, tolerated, when they get voted in but opinion of them can very quickly turn sour.

Don't even get me started on Brown ...
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Any job where you have to put your life on the line for very little pay.
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surgeon, senior doctor.....
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I respect scientists the most because they discover things that can be very useful to the population.


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In society's eyes: doctors/nurses, lawyers, accountants, emergency services, anything with high pay...

In my eyes: Scientists! Everyone seems to forget the people behind the scenes who make everything possible for the people on the front line. Doctors are paid for their people skills; biologists/biomedical scientists would have similar medical knowledge (depends on their training) and yet command much lower salaries.

I think some low-skilled workers like cleaners and shop workers should get more respect than they do, they're the people who make life a lot easier for the rest of us.
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