Careerbuilder.com sponsored a recent online survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, to determine trends in pet ownership as it relates to certain professions, annual salaries, and level of job satisfaction. The survey polled a limited sampling of 2,300 full-time employees in the U.S. who are also pet owners.
Survey results indicate that:
- Employees in top level positions (CEOs or senior vice presidents) are primarily dog owners.
- Snake and other reptile owners are among the highest paid workers, earning six figure salaries.
- Bird owners are most likely to be satisfied with their jobs.
When it comes to career choices, the survey revealed some interesting trends:
- Entertainers, IT professionals, those in the military, nurses and professors are more likely dog owners.
- Doctors, lab techs, machine operators, personal caretakers and realtors tend to have cats as pets.
- People working in the financial field, hotel and leisure industry, in farming/fishing/forestry careers, human resources and transportation are more likely to own fish.
- Editors and writers, engineers, marketing and PR professionals, law enforcement officers and social workers prefer reptiles as pets.
- Bird owners are found in administrative jobs, advertising, construction and sales.