I've been a journalist for almost two decades, so I've had plenty of time to get used to the fact that the general public think journos are scum. A survey conducted by Reader's Digest suggests that taxi drivers, door-to-door salespeople and sex workers can join me on the less-respected professions list in Australia.
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Being helpful is critical to topping a list like this, with the top four places all being careers that help others. If you want people to admire your career choice, consider something from the top 10:
No sign of IT workers on that list. We'll assume that's an error in the survey, not that tech types are even less trusted than telemarketers.