Women have come a long way in the workplace, but history reminds us they still have a long way to go. In 1970, women represented 37.5% of the total workforce in the United States. During this period, the top ten occupations held by women were administrative, with ‘secretary’ at the top of that list. Second
, came teacher, and third was sales clerk.
The average salary for these particular jobs translates to a whopping $30,072. While improvements have been made, the top three professions women selected in 2019 are teachers, nurses and secretaries, with a median income of $41,977 (U.S. Department of Labour 1970 & 2019). This represents only a $12,000 increase over 47 years. Women are not selecting careers with top salaries or maximizing opportunities to build wealth or create a financial legacy. They are not inclined to launch companies or lead corporations. What other reasons contribute to the career you select?
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