HAPPY HEART: HAPPiest professions to be women in 2018 – USA Today article 10 best jobs for women in the United States, according to USA Today: •The fastest growing career in 2018 was sales and customer service.
It has been growing at an annual rate of nearly 15% for three years.
The industry is expected to grow by 17% by 2021.
•Women are increasingly entering the workforce in retail, healthcare, financial services and public administration.•Women now make up more than half of college graduates and more than 40% of bachelor’s degrees awarded.•The fastest-growing industry in 2018 is health care.
The number of doctors, dentists and nurses is expected by 2021 to more than double.•Nearly two-thirds of nurses are women.
The profession has grown more than 400% over the past decade.•Men are expected to make up roughly 70% of sales and administrative positions in 2020, up from 53% in 2020.•Almost a third of all jobs will be filled by women by 2021, a record high.
•The second-highest growth will come in construction, where women are expected by 2020 to account for a majority of positions.
•For the first time in a decade, the number of nurses is projected to rise by more than 50% to 2.7 million.•While women continue to outnumber men in college enrollment, women are entering the labor force in higher numbers than men.•More than 80% of women in nursing are at least 18 years old.
That includes more than 3 million in the private sector, nearly 1 million in nonprofit agencies, 1.3 million in hospitals, and 2.6 million in nursing homes.•Half of all women will have jobs that require a bachelor’s degree by 2021—up from 46% in 2016.•There were nearly 5 million female college graduates by 2020, the highest number in nearly 50 years.•By 2021, women will make up nearly a quarter of all college graduates.•About one in four women who have had an abortion will do so this year.•In the private industry, women earn 70 cents for every dollar men earn.
That compares to 71 cents in the labor market, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.•It’s expected that by 2021 women will account for more than 60% of jobs in retail and wholesale trade.•One in five women in business will be the primary breadwinner, up about 5 percentage points from 2020.
This is up from 6% in 2019.•This is the highest percentage of women working full time since 1975.
The labor force participation rate for women, ages 25 to 54, was 67% in 2021, up slightly from 66% in 2018.•With more women working in retail than men, the gender pay gap in the retail sector is expected continue to widen.
The gender wage gap is projected at 12 percentage points higher in 2021 than it was in 2020.(Source: Bureau of Labour Statistics)•Women make up about 50% of the working age population, up 2 percentage points over last year.
This includes about 2 million people in nursing and other low-wage jobs.•Happiest jobs in 2018 were healthcare, public administration, banking, finance and real estate.•Among the fastest-rising industries in 2018 are manufacturing, energy, retail trade and information technology.•Since 2020, women have more than doubled the number and share of working women in manufacturing.•A record number of women will be employed in financial services in 2021.
Women are expected earn about 65 cents for each dollar men do.
This is up 6 percentage points since 2020.
The labor force is projected by 2020 for a record 3.5 million women.
This includes 3.3% of new jobs.
The number of college grads is projected in 2021 to grow at an average annual rate and by 2021 is expected rise by 9% compared to 2021.•For the second time in three years, the median age of a U.S. worker is expected decline to 27 years.
It is expected for the number to decline for men by 2022.•Today, more women than men earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees, with more women now working in education, health care, retail and finance.•Overall, more than a third (34%) of women and 35% of men were employed in the financial services sector in 2020; nearly half of women (46%) and 43% of both men and women worked in finance in 2020 and 2021.
The share of women earning bachelor’s or master’s degree has fallen by 5 percentage point since 2020, while the share of men who earned a bachelor or master degree has risen by 5 points.
Women now earn nearly half (49%) of all bachelor’s, associate’s and bachelor’s-degree graduates, compared to 48% in 2012.
Women earned 48% of associate’s degrees in 2020 compared to 40% in 2022.
The majority (55%) of workers who received a bachelor degree