1. Medical workers
Although a limited number of studies have been conducted on this topic, the evidence is clear. People who specialize in the field of medicine are subjected to a lot of pressure and long working hours, some of them during the night. According to surveys in which hundreds of participants in this field responded, it appears that 21% of them have cheated or are cheating on their spouses. The majority (81.7%) were doctors, with men tending to cheat 4.3 times more than women. It should also be noted that those who worked night shifts were 60% more likely to cheat.
2. Men in commerce and trade
This term refers to any type of professional related to the field of commerce - whether they are electricians, truck drivers, or workers in manufacturing plants. Changing or extra working hours are one reason for the high percentage of cheating in these fields. This gives professionals the perfect excuse for not coming home on time. According to studies, about 30% of men who are engaged in these fields cheat, and in contrast, women are much less - only 4%.
3. Women in teaching
In contrast to other professions, studies and surveys indicate that women tend to cheat more than men, with 12% of women being unfaithful to their partners. Researchers suggest that female teachers may be more susceptible to cheating due to the stress and pressure they face in the classroom.
4. IT workers
In the field of information technology, both men and women cheat, with 12% of men and 8% of women being unfaithful. While these affairs may not occur in the workplace, the long hours spent at work can facilitate such behavior.
Entrepreneurs face similar risks of infidelity. The ability to set one's own work hours grants the freedom to leave home at any time and engage in any desired activity without having to provide extensive explanations. According to a survey, both men and women have an equal chance of cheating, with 11% admitting that the flexibility of their job enables them to cheat.
6. Men and women in the financial sector
The financial industry, comprising bankers, brokers, and analysts, has a similar rate of cheating among both genders, with 9% of women and 8% of men admitting to cheating on their partners. Working with money and possessions may provide a sense of power to both genders, attracting others and potentially leading to temptation.
7. Retail and hospitality workers
In the hospitality and retail sectors, employees may also face challenges. Both men and women cheat at similar rates, with 9% of women and 8% of men being unfaithful. Individuals who work in the hospitality industry, such as hotels, rentals, and hostels, as well as those who run their own businesses often have long working hours and access to private spaces in which to engage in infidelity. Interestingly, these professions also have the highest divorce rates.
8. Entertainment industry workers
Despite the belief that the entertainment industry is rife with cheating scandals, only 4% of famous women and 3% of famous men are known to be unfaithful. This misconception is likely due to the widespread coverage of such stories, which are often just rumors.
9. People who work in law
Although lawyers, including both men and women, may have opportunities to cheat on their spouses due to the nature of their work, such as meeting with clients individually. Still, they do not tend to engage in infidelity as frequently as those in other professions. The percentage of legal practitioners who cheat is minimal, at only 4%, and this includes lawyers, judges, and secretaries.
A few words to summarize...
There are several other professions where cheating is more likely, but the reasons for this are less clear than in other fields - for example, 9% of female social workers (compared to 1% of men), or 6% of men in the fields of marketing and media compared to 4% of women. However, it is worthwhile to add and point out that the tendency to cheat also depends a lot on age and very specific milestones. People between the ages of 29, 39, and 49 tend to cheat more. This is because they are trying to prove to themselves that they are still attractive and desirable before a promotion.
At the same time and despite the statistical information provided, it is also pertinent to note that the absolute majority of people do not cheat on their spouses. This is true for all professions and career paths, so do not be in a hurry to blame your spouse or suspect them. First of all, check whether they meet other conditions and signs that may indicate infidelity, and only then raise this issue with them if necessary.