The jobs landscape has changed dramatically for women over the last few decades — with even greater transformation on its way. The global marketplace, skills shortages in industries like construction and ICT, and expert predictions that jobs requiring deeply human skills (such as empathy, kindness, creativity and adaptability – traditionally considered female traits) will boom amid the rise of automation and artificial intelligence, mean more opportunities than ever for women
What are the best careers for women? women rate the public relations, consulting services, and pharmaceutical industries as those that give them the greatest job satisfaction. Meanwhile, women are most likely to recommend accounting, consulting services, and information services to other women without qualification.
In the push towards gender equality, women in the workplace face challenges that often feel out of their control — out-dated corporate policies, sexist colleagues and managers with subconscious hiring preferences, to name a few. But one of the few factors firmly in the hands of women is which career path to pursue.
About 40 per cent of people in their 50s and older are actively looking for work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A larger percentage of these job seekers are women looking for the best job for the next phase of their career.
The gender pay gap persists, although there’s been some progress: according to a 2017 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women now earn 82 cents for every dollar earned by men -- 20 cents more than in 1979, the first year for which figures were available.
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