What they do: Assess, diagnose and treat mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Percentage of women: 68% Average hourly wage: $33,39 2012-22 growth: 11% Education requirements: Doctoral/professional degree
What they do: Investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury in humans. Percentage of women: 53% Average hourly wage: $34,44 2012-22 growth: 10% Education requirements: Master’s degree
What they do: conduct research within specific fields of study such as chemistry, astronomy, geology, biochemistry, physiology, environmental science etc. Percentage of women: 41% Average hourly wage: $45,05 2012-22 growth: 5% Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
What they do: use statistical methods to collect and analyse data that can be used to solve real-life problems in business, engineering, the sciences and other fields. Percentage of women: 41% Average hourly wage:$38,28 2012-22 growth: 27% Education requirements: Master’s degree
What they do: use specialised software to store and organise data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. Percentage of women:38% Average hourly wage: $38,04 2012-22 growth: 15% Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
There’s no secret that STEM jobs (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are largely taken by men while women remain vastly underrepresented in this career field. Interestingly enough, STEM offer some of the hottest careers to pursue as they involve a salary advantage over other traditional careers routes such as liberal arts for example.
Despite male dominance when it comes to STEM jobs, there are several occupations that have higher proportions of women compared to others. Here’s a list of five jobs – spanning the STEM field - in which women outnumber men: