Even though women make up 47.5 percent of the workforce, they are significantly underrepresented. In the 111th Congress. Only 17.9 percent of representatives are female, and there are also few CEO’s. Out of the 500 biggest companies in the U.S. only 3 percent of those are run by women.jobs, women, careers

Women typically earn less than men and that is commonly known as the wage gap. Women start out earning less than men and they don’t excel as fast in the workplace. But for women that want to earn more than $1,000 a week, according to the BLS, they better choose one of the following 10 careers.


Pharmacists

Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,647

Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,914

Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 86.1%

Lawyers

Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,509

Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,875

Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 80.5%

Computer software engineers

Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,351

Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,555

Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 86.9%

Physicians and surgeons

Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,230

Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,911

Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 64.4%

Human resources managers

Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,137

Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,433

Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 79.3%

Marketing and sales managers

Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,024

Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,601

Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 64%

Registered nurses

Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,011

Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,168

Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 86.6%

Psychologists

Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,004

Men – Median weekly earnings: **

Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: **

Architecture and engineering occupations

Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,001

Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,286

Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 77.8%

Education Administrators

Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,000

Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,398

Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 71.5%

As these results show, although these are jobs that women can earn a good salary in, there definitely is a gender gap. But the problem is, that American women aren’t the only ones facing this issue. Women throughout the wold are facing the same problem.

Employment Gender Gap
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