27. (Least dishonest) Nurses

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Let's start with the positives, and the most trusted occupation according to the survey: nursing. In fact, Gallup says nurses have been picked as the most ethical professionals for the 16th year in a row.

Nurses are seen dedicated, caring people who love what they do. Want to be a nurse? The median pay is $68,450, and jobs are expected to grow by 15% over 10 years.

26. Military officers

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Like nurses, military officers are rated as "high" or "very high" for honesty and ethics.

A young person aspiring to this respected profession can find a range of job possibilities, including in human resources, procurement and even combat operations. Officers receive pay increases of as much as 3% per year.

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