In one of the more important and meaningful surveys done in a long time, Career Builder has surveyed employees about their pets to determine the relationship between an individual’s job and the type of pet he or she has. The findings included:
- Dog owners are more likely to hold senior management positions. They’re also more likely to be professors, entertainers, nurses, or IT employees.
- Cat owners were more likely to be doctors, real estate agents, lab techs, machine operators, or personal caretakers.
- Fish owners were more typically found in HR, finance, hotel & leisure, transportation, fishing or farming.
- Bird owners were more likely to be sales reps, construction workers, in administration, or advertising. “Bird people” also seemed to be the most satisfied with their jobs.
- Snakes and reptiles were typically kept by marketing or PR folks, editors, writers, social workers, engineers, or police officers.
There’s no word on which came first, the pet or the job.