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What’s the oldest profession?

Probably not what you think! According to Australian Government research, caretaking and mixed farming have the oldest median age of 54 years. But they are just two of many occupations where the median age of workers is above the national average of 40 years. Here’s a list of occupations in Australia with an older than average workforce.

The average age of an
Auctioneer is 46

The average age of a
Barrister is 47

The average age of a
Bookkeeper is 47

The average age of a
Driving instructor is 48

The average age of a
Librarian is 51

The average age of a
Managing director and CEO is 50

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The average age of a
Nurse manager is 49

The average age of a
Politician is 51

The average age of a
Psychiatrist is 48

The average age of a
School principal is 51

The average age of a
Surgeon is 42

The average age of a
University lecturer and tutor is 47

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