Women on the Rise!!!
Women in the work place on a all time high!
Women make up a majority of the professional workforce. However, they still struggle to reach parity with men in certain occupations and on issues of pay. Union membership has been one way some women have moved closer to a level field and smaller wage gap. In the future, women will continue to dominate the professional workforce. This will mostly be done through continued attainment of advanced education and training.
In 2011, there were nearly 66 million working women in the U.S. Women make up a majority (57 percent) of the workers in professional and related occupations. Over the last several decades, the number and percentage of women working in these occupations has increased significantly. However, women tend to be heavily concentrated in health care and education occupations and traditionally underrepresented in engineering and some science occupations.
In 2011, women made up only 13.6 percent of architects and engineers, 4.3 percent of airline pilots and flight engineers and 33.8 percent of physicians and surgeons. In contrast, more than four out of five librarians, registered nurses, and elementary and middle school teachers were female.
The largest concentration of female professionals is among registered nurses and non-college teachers, while the largest concentration of male professionals is in engineering and computer-related occupations.
Article reference- dpeaflcio.org
Posted by: Akika Parker
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