- The Bachelor -Clayton's 'Bachelor' Contestants' Jobs, By The Numbers
A spray tanner, an architectural historian, and a Bar Mitzvah dancer walk into a mansion. That could've been the alternate tagline for night one of Clayton's journey to find love based on the job titles of the women on The Bachelor this season. The Bachelor can't help itself but come up with the most ridiculous version of a job title for variety. But for every unique job listed for The Bachelor contestants ("previously engaged" comes to mind), there's a whole lot of women who share similar jobs.
Here's all 31 jobs of Clayton's contestants as they're listed on The Bachelor site:
- Executive Assistant
- Spray Tanner
- Law Student
- Marketing Manager
- Real Estate Advisor
- Sales Manager
- ICU Nurse
- Pediatric Nurse
- Human Resources Specialist
- Bar Mitzvah Dancer
- Social Media Director
- Architectural Historian
- Real Estate Agent
- Neonatal Nurse
- Industrial Sales Representative
- Former Olympian
- Personal Trainer
- Flight Instructor
- Registered Nurse
- Previously Engaged
- Occupational Therapist
- Wealth Management Advisor
- Elementary School Teacher
- Recruiting Coordinator
- Wedding Videographer
- Surgical Unit Nurse
- Human Resources Specialist
It may have been abundantly clear when watching Monday night what the predominant job of this season is. But I put them into a heart-shaped word cloud (sadly, there was no rose-shaped one) so you can see which job title was the clear winner — nurse.
Here are the most popular job titles by the numbers:
- Nurses: 5 — ICU Nurse (Gabby), Pediatric Nurse (Hailey), Neonatal Nurse (Lindsay D.), Registered Nurse (Rinna), and Surgical Unit Nurse (Teddi)
- Real Estate: 2 — Real Estate Advisor (Elizabeth), Real Estate Agent (Kate)
- Recruiting: 2 — Recruiter (Shanae), Recruiting Coordinator (Sierra)
- HR: 2 — 2 Human Resources Specialists (Hunter and Tessa)
- Sales: 2 — Sales Manager (Ency) and Industrial Sales Representative (Lyndsey W.)
Considering the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, can you blame the five nurses for temporarily fleeing their jobs for the stability of reality TV? And when you include the other women working in health care — lingerie-wearing physician Kira, bikini-wearing occupational therapist Samantha, and previously-engaged-but-really-a-clinical-specialist-dealing-with-spine-surgery-robots Salley — that brings the number up to eight.
There's also Marlena, who double-dips in the popular careers of this season. Though The Bachelor has her listed as a "Former Olympian" (which is very impressive and very true), her bio states that she's a Vice President of Human Resources. But before you go bumping up the HR numbers to three, her LinkedIn says she left that role in September 2021 (when this season of The Bachelor began filming) and now she's none other than a realtor for Keller Williams. It's no Oppenheim Group, but it still counts.
When I add in the Olympian Marlena to real estate and combine similar careers, you come to:
- Health care: 8
- Recruiting/HR: 4
- Real Estate: 3
- Sales: 2
...which means, more than half of the participants are in the same four career fields.
Marlena isn't the only one who's hard to fit into one role since once you start digging into the contestants, you see more and more how The Bachelor controls the narrative for what's simpler or sounds the best/most absurd. For instance, Bar Mitzvah dancer Ivana is a Consumer Experience Specialist, a Model and Actress, and a former Bartender of 6 years. And entrepreneur Mara has a Dancer and Crowd Motivator on her résumé.
But in the end, a nurse is the one most likely to win based on sheer numbers alone (one already got the First Impression Rose). And when Clayton claims a nurse has won his heart, she can check his vitals to make sure he's legit.
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