On the eve of Police Day, or, to be more precise, Militia Day, since the police in Russia are referred to as 'militia', All-Russian Center for Public Opinion Studies (VTsIOM) released data from a survey of popular professions among the Russians. It turned out that Russians consider the prestige of working at internal affairs agencies to be extremely low. In terms of income this profession was the fifth on the list.
Russians were asked to rank 10 public occupations: a politician, entrepreneur, public servant, journalist, policeman, priest, scientist, physician, military person and a teacher.
In terms of the level of prestige militia was ahead of military and teachers, gaining 3.06 points out of possible 5. Interestingly enough, teachers were ranked even lower (2.83).
Considerably higher position in society, in the opinion of the respondents, belong to politicians (4.03), entrepreneurs (3.94), government officials (3.92), doctors (3.49), clergy (3.60), journalists (3.53) and scientists (3.49).
In terms of income, service in the internal organs is on the fifth place with 3.07 points out of 5, as well as clerics. Below are scientists (3. 01), doctors (2,84), military (2.72), and teachers (2.27).
The jobs with higher income include politicians (4.49), businessmen (4.24), public employees (4.12), journalists (3.53) and clergy (3.07).
Militia was ranked by Russians as the most non-prestigious (3.06 points out of possible 5), and military were very close (3.09).
In the ranking of most preferred professions for their children, parents indicated the service in law enforcement as number nine (2.38 points out of possible 5). Russians would prefer their children to be medical professionals (3.90), government officials (3.54), entrepreneurs (3.51), scientists (3.30), journalists (40%), military (2.74), politicians (2.73), and teachers (2.67).
Possibly, a holiday called Militia Day is celebrated in Russia for the last time. Starting next year, this service will be renamed "police."
Previously, the agency IBC Human Resources presented the ranking of the least demanded professions, based on the analysis of the situation on the labor market at the end of this year. In the first place in the ranking of the least popular professions were civil servants, namely the police and inspectors.
The second place was taken by insurance agents. Analysts attribute this to the fact that the insurance market is under pressure from the crisis.
Interestingly enough, the list now includes engineers and installers in the field of communication. These specialists are on the third place in this ranking. Telemarketers are also not in demand, although in general sales people are still in high demand in the labor market. The demand for HR managers and recruiters is also low, Bigness.ru reports.
The sixth line of the ranking was taken by lawyers. As experts explain, this is due to the fact that in recent years, Russian universities produced too many specialists in this field. As a result, many law graduates cannot find a job in this area.
Graphic designers are number seven on this list due to overabundance of specialists.
After a trip to Russia, Polish writer Maya Wolny concluded that the West did not even have a close idea of how things really were in the Russian Federation.