From the Reader’s Digest, here’s the list of the 10 most trusted professions in Australia of 2013. The most trusted professions meant that the professions listed are the most dependable, reliable and honest jobs people of Australia considered.
Firefighters landed the number 1 spot on the most trusted professions. A firefighter, also known as a fireman, is a rescuer extensively trained in firefighting, primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten property and civilian or natural populations and to rescue people from dangerous situations, like collapsed or burning buildings. They are the front liners and have the first hand experiences in saving the lives.
On the number 2 spot are the paramedics. The paramedic is a healthcare professional who works in emergency medical situations. A paramedic may be more formally defined as a medical professional who provides medical care to sustain life in the pre-hospital environment, usually in an emergency, at the point of illness or injury. Also, paramedics have the first hand experiences in saving the lives of many injured patients.
On number 3 are rescue volunteers. They are the volunteers who can assist in the provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger.
On number 4, and one of the noblest professions, is the nurses. It is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.
On number 5 are pilots. A pilot or aviator is a person actively involved in flying an aircraft. Pilot is a somewhat more precise term, as the pilot by definition directly controls the aircraft whereas the slightly broader term aviator is a person who, though actively involved in flying the aircraft (whether plane, rotary-wing, powered or unpowered), does not necessarily directly control its path.
On the number 6th spot, doctors. Doctor here means a physician, and is a professional who practices medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments.
Seventh spot goes to pharmacists, another medical profession. They are also known as chemists (Commonwealth English) or druggists (both North American and Commonwealth English), are healthcare professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use. A pharmacist is a member of the health care team directly involved in patient care.
On eight spot are the veterinarians, also a doctor, but for animals. A vet is a professional who practices veterinary medicine by treating disease, disorder, and injury in non-human animals.
Air traffic controllers on the ninth spot. They are people trained to maintain the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic in the global air traffic control system. The position of air traffic controller is one that requires highly specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities.
And lastly, on the 10th place of the most trusted professions in Australia is the farmers. Also called agricultures, are those engaged in agriculture, raising living organisms for food or raw materials. The term usually applies to people who do some combination of raising field crops, orchards, vineyards, poultry, or other livestock.
*Credits to Wikipedia for the definitions of these jobs…