Doctors at peak of prestigious jobs list
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Quick View. Posted Oct. 18, 2004
Most Americans rate the profession of physician as having "very great" prestige, putting it at the top of a survey of which professions are most respected.
Although medicine and science are considered the most prestigious, doctors fell in consumers' eyes by 9 points from 1998 to 2004. Participants, a nationwide sample of 1,012 adults, were asked to rate 22 different professions as having very great prestige, considerable prestige, some prestige or hardly any prestige at all.
Source: Harris Interactive