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Mothers Don't Let Your Children Grow Up to Be

Brokers. Not if you want them to be respected, that is. A recent Harris poll asked respondents to rate 22 professions according to their prestige, and stockbrokers finished dead last, with only 8 percent of respondents calling it a prestigious profession. The top professions, according to the study, are firefighter (56 percent), scientist (56 percent), doctor (54 percent) and nurse (50 percent). (Full

…Brokers. Not if you want them to be respected, that is. A recent Harris poll asked respondents to rate 22 professions according to their prestige, and stockbrokers finished dead last, with only 8 percent of respondents calling it a prestigious profession. The top professions, according to the study, are firefighter (56 percent), scientist (56 percent), doctor (54 percent) and nurse (50 percent). (Full disclosure: journalists [14 percent] joined stockbrokers in the lower reaches of the survey.)

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