Can Pet Ownership Affect Your Earnings Potential?
A recent survey conducted by Career Builder, an online job-hunting site, looked at the connection between careers and pet ownership with some surprising findings. The online, independent survey of more than 2,300 full-time employees found that:
- dog owners were most likely to hold senior management positions (e.g., CEO, company president), and were also drawn to careers such as professor, nursing, IT, the military and entertainment.
- snake and reptile owners were most likely to report six-figure earnings, and were drawn to careers such as engineering, social work, marketing/PR, writing/editing, and police work.
- bird owners reported being most satisfied with their jobs, which tending to be in fields such as advertising, sales, construction and administration.
- cat owners seemed drawn to careers in medicine, real estate, science/med tech, machine operations, and care taking.
- fish owners were found most often pursuing careers in human resources, finance, hotel and leisure professions, farming/fishing/forestry, and transportation.