Wednesday, March 09, 2011

20 Surprising Jobs Women Are Taking Over

"Women may be half of the workforce, but they have largely been concentrated in lower-paying service jobs like waitresses, retail workers and administrative assistants. However, they could be moving up.

Women are beginning to pour into management and professional occupations that require more education and offer higher pay and status. In fact, women are now dominating some of the jobs that used to belong to men, according to the Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau. From finance and business operations to medical management, women now outnumber men in these 20 surprising jobs."

But ends on this sour note:

Ideally every occupation would be 50/50,” says Anne York, an economics professor at Meredith College, “with both genders bringing different perspectives to the table.”

HT: Blake Thompson


At 3/09/2011 11:02 AM, Blogger geoih said...

Who would have ever guessed that there's a "women's bureau" in the department of labor.

At 3/09/2011 11:12 AM, Blogger Bill said...

Half the models for Victoria's Secret should be male? Yuk!

At 3/09/2011 11:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Half the models for Victoria's Secret should be male? Yuk!"

Just the top half :)

At 3/09/2011 12:09 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

It is depressing when an economics professor ignores comparative advantage.

At 3/09/2011 1:59 PM, Blogger Steve said...

I also find the language "jobs that used to belong to men" a little misinformed.

The jobs never belonged to a specific gender. Men may have chosen to go into that field at a higher rate, but that's it.

This idea that labor is completely helpless to the whims of the "big men upstairs" should have ended decades ago. There is no force involved. People choose to work where they do (for a wage they deem acceptable, I might add).

At 3/09/2011 8:09 PM, Blogger reprise8 said...

Steve- those words are from the same people who brought us "the Republican takeover of Congress ...".

What I found astounding was that women are "taking over" the registered nursing field, and elementary school teaching.

Holy Cow! When did that happen?

At 3/09/2011 9:35 PM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

The Vision Statement from the Dept. of Labor Women's Bureau mentioned:

"To empower all working women to achieve economic security."

More proof, that the power of the feds wants to guarnatee success for women.

At 3/10/2011 8:30 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

"What I found astounding was that women are "taking over" the registered nursing field, and elementary school teaching."

I was thinking exactly the same thing.

I hope to never see a day when my profession becomes 50% women. I was attracted to my profession partly because I didn't have to work with other women :)


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