Survey proved that medicine keep constantly its eminent position among other professions as the occupation with a high prestige. 45 % of respondents regard the physician as a top occupation out of 26 monitored professions and the average evaluation of a medical profession was significantly higher than average evaluations of a scientist or a university professor, which were as prestigious professions placed on second and third rank.
People suppose other high prestige occupations to be these: a school teacher, a computer programmer, a judge and a designer. On the other hand, a priest and a Member of Parliament are seen as the least prestige occupations of all, except an occupation of cleaner. Better evaluated than those professions are jobs like a sale assistant or an office girl.
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