Top 10 most and least trusted professionals revealed

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The findings suggest jobs that contribute to the public good, such as health or education-related professions, are the most trustworthy of the bunch.

A recent survey compiled by CV-Library has revealed the most and least trusted professions in the UK.

First, the most trustworthy: For the 1,200 UK workers surveyed, it seems that trust is associated with professionals that have our best interests at heart (73.4%), are in their job for a good cause (71%), are reliable (64.5%) and friendly (16.2%).

  1. Doctor (61.3%)
  2. Nurse (40%)
  3. Teacher (36.9%)
  4. Paramedic (36.5%)
  5. Police (23.2%)
  6. Armed forces (20.8%)
  7. Vet (16%)
  8. Scientist (14.3%)
  9. Judge (13.2%)
  10. Hairdresser (8.4%)

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, commented, “It’s fantastic to see that healthcare professionals have been recognised for the excellent job that they do day in and day out. We’re extremely lucky in the UK to have such a reliable healthcare system where experts aren’t motivated by making a profit, as in some other countries. It just goes to show what an excellent job the NHS is doing.

“Likewise, we put a large amount of trust in teachers to educate ourselves and our children. It’s just a shame that these services which contribute so much to the public good are having to fight against cuts to their funding. Will we be able to trust these professionals if they’re not fully equipped to do their jobs properly?”

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With regards to the least trusted professions, this seems to be due to their lack of morals (66.4%), greed for money (62.1%), unreliability (56.55) and irritating nature (26.6%):

  1. Politicians (78.1%)
  2. Journalists (37.7%)
  3. Car salesmen (27.4%)
  4. Telesales (23.6%)
  5. Bankers (22.8%)
  6. Paparazzi (21.6%)
  7. Estate agents (14.6%)
  8. Recruiters (13.6%)
  9. Lawyer (8.7%)
  10. Bailiffs (6.7%)

Biggins, added, “With the Brexit debacle still looming over the country, it’s no surprise that Brits aren’t inclined to trust politicians right now. Still, it’s astonishing to see that such a large quantity of us feel so negatively about the country’s leaders, as we’re supposed to trust them to represent us.

“It also appears to be a common theme that sales-driven occupations, such as car sales, telesales, estate agents and recruiters are largely disliked. Unfortunately, it’s just the nature of the trade. Being proactive in making sales can be perceived as being pushy, or irritating. However, without these professions, many businesses wouldn’t be able to flourish.”

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