December 19, 2011

Top Jobs for Women in 2012

Recently, the Department of Labor released their list of the top jobs for women in 2012. Some of their picks might surprise you! Here are some of the positions on their list:

  1. Post-Secondary Teacher
  2. Anthropologist
  3. Oceanographer
  4. Natural Sciences Manager
  5. Clergy Member

Jobs were ranked by factors such as expected growth in the coming years, median salary, job security, and job satisfaction among women. But fear not; if becoming a clergy member isn’t right for you, there were also some more fast-paced leadership roles on the list as well. For example, being a CEO comes in at number seven, and although males still vastly outnumber females in this position, more and more women are taking on the challenge of leading a company – and you could join them!

If money is an important factor in your success, you might also want to check out Forbes’ list of the top-paying jobs for women in 2011. Most of these positions will continue to be top-paying in the coming years! Some jobs that made it on the list include:

  • Physicians and Surgeons
  • Pharmacists
  • CEOs
  • Lawyers
  • Computer Software Engineers
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Computer Programer
  • Human Resources Manager
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