When it comes to rating which professions are most ethical and honest, nurses and physicians come out on top, reported Managed Care (1/04). Nurses were ranked as being the most honest and ethical out of 23 different professions in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll. Physicians, along with veterinarians, came in second, with 68% of respondents celebrating the virtues of each profession.
In contrast, only 11% said HMO managers were perceived as honest and ethical. HMO managers beat out car salesmen, who were the least respected of the professions ranked.