The Top 10 Jobs Dominated By Women
Throughout history, the central role of women in our society has assured the progress, stability, and long-term development of nations. During the Second World War, women worked as nurses, repaired airplanes, drove trucks, and built ships to free up men for combat. Fast forward to the present, and we still find women excelling in every field possible.
However, statistically speaking, the labor market is significantly gender-segregated. While some occupations have become increasingly integrated over time, others remain highly dominated by either men or women.
In this article, we are going to take a look at 10 fields where women rule. Economists call these ‘pink-collar fields,’ and while the good news is that the pink-collar economy is rapidly growing, the bad news is the wages are not. Read on to find out more.
Percentage of Women Employed: 76%
At present, women make up a larger share of educators than they have in decades. According to the U.S. Education Department data, the current trends in the teaching profession in the U.S. show that the field is 76% female (1).
We must keep in mind that this category is extensive and includes preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and high school. The average base salary for a teacher these days is $55,100 per year (2).