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The most-loved and most-hated professions & where to live for your job

(OPINION EDITORIAL) collected tons of career-related tweets and analyzed the language used by Twitter users to uncover insightful data on professions.

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Curious about the most-loved and the most-hated jobs in the 2020s? What jobs do people appreciate and what jobs do they loathe?

This list is nothing like the most sought-after jobs in 2022. collected hundreds of thousands of tweets about different professions and analyzed the language used by Twitter users to uncover the professions people feel the most positive and negative about.

They used the AFINN Sentiment Lexicon to classify the language.

For the most-loved occupations in the United States, only 5% of tweets were negative about…receptionists!

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From there, the most loved included (respectively): chefs, realtors, dentists, cashiers, electricians, students, builders, salespeople, and mechanics.

If you break it down by state, the ones that love students most are: Idaho, North Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Hawaii, and Iowa.

Chefs are loved in California, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, and Michigan. Managers feel the love in Utah, Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Maine.

Traders are hot in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Colorado, and Delaware. Builders are beloved in Nevada, Nebraska, and Massachusetts.

Up next are dentists with love in Ohio, Texas, and New York. Journalists are enjoyed in Alaska, South Dakota, and Montana.

Missouri, Alabama, and Oregon love mechanics. And Wisconsin and Connecticut are all about C-Suite.

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Teachers feel the love in Arkansas and Rhode Island, and salespeople are loved in Indiana.

Lastly, Washington loves accountants, Virginia loves cashiers, Georgia loves landlords, and Vermont loves politicians.

Now, for the least-loved occupations in the United States. Can you guess which profession garnered the highest percentage of negative tweets?

If you guessed lawyers, you’re correct. 61% of tweets were in a negative view of attorneys.

After that, journalists (thanks!), politicians, construction workers, CEOs, teachers, managers, accountants, traders, and laborers were the least faves, respectively.

Broken down by state, lawyers are most loathed by: Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Alaska, Texas, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Virginia, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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Journalists are apparently not welcome in Iowa, California, Arizona, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and Maine.

Teachers feel the hate in Utah, New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Delaware, Florida, North Carolina, Hawaii, and Ohio.

Politicians don’t poll well in Montana, Wyoming, Michigan, Indiana, and North Dakota. Landlords don’t earn their rent in Oregon, Louisiana, Missouri, and Mississippi.

Traders are not loved in Arkansas and South Carolina, and CEOs are not big in Nebraska and Illinois. Tennessee doesn’t love managers, Oklahoma is not fond of students, and Kansas does not dig builders.

In the United Kingdom, the following 10 professions are most loved, in order: receptionists, accountants, chefs, students, traders, mechanics, managers, electricians, teachers, and CEOs.

The 10 least-loved professions are: estate agents, journalists, politicians, construction workers, lawyers, builders, cashiers, salespeople, landlords, and dentists.

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Staff Writer, Taylor Leddin is a publicist and freelance writer for a number of national outlets. She was featured on Thrive Global as a successful woman in journalism, and is the editor-in-chief of The Tidbit. Taylor resides in Chicago and has a Bachelor in Communication Studies from Illinois State University.

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