The Best Jobs for Women 2015

By Careercast, Special for  USDR.

Dental hygienist, event planner and public relations manager have been named among the best jobs for women in the new CareerCast report on the Best Jobs for Women, while such STEM jobs as biomedical engineer, statistician and actuary also made the list.

“Because technological jobs are such a bedrock of the 21st century economy, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) employers would be wise to meet growing demand through the active hiring of more women,” says Tony Lee, publisher, CareerCast. “While STEM fields are notorious for lacking gender diversity, some of the best jobs for women are bucking the trends.”

Biomedical engineering is a still-burgeoning field and one in which women are having a much more profound impact than in other STEM fields, especially since women make up 39% of graduates in biomedical engineering, reports IEEE.

Similarly, 40% of all enrolled students in statistician programs were women last year. In fact, careers powered by mathematics that rely heavily on statistical analysis, such as actuary and statistician, dominate the top 10 of CareerCast’s 2015 Jobs Rated report.

Almost 58% of advertising and promotions managers are women, and a whopping 79% of all event planners are women, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The stats are similar for education administrators, 63% of whom are women, and market research analysts at 61%.

Healthcare is the other industry most at the core of the 21st century economy, and women are well represented in the sector, including in such highly ranked jobs as dental hygienist and occupational therapist. Not only do women make up the majority of the workforce in these two professions, but they are two of the highest projected growth fields in healthcare over the next eight years.

The variety of professions that welcome women has greatly expanded as women are becoming more fearless and demanding in their career planning and options.

The following are CareerCast’s best jobs for women in 2015, culled from Jobs Rated report data. All wages and outlooks listed are via the BLS and represent the entire labor force for each career.

ACTUARY

Annual Median Wage: $93,680

Projected Growth Outlook: 26%

ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONS MANAGER

Annual Median Wage: $115,750

Projected Growth Outlook: 12%

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER

Annual Median Wage: $86,960

Projected Growth Outlook: 27%

DENTAL HYGIENIST

Annual Median Wage: $70,201

Projected Growth Outlook: 33%

EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR

Annual Median Wage: $86,490

Projected Growth Outlook: 15%

EVENT PLANNER

Annual Median Wage: $45,810

Projected Growth Outlook: 33%

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Annual Median Wage: $99,720

Projected Growth Outlook: 12%

MARKET RESEARCH ANALYST

Annual Median Wage: $60,330

Projected Growth Outlook: 32%

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Annual Median Wage: $75,400

Projected Growth Outlook: 29%

PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

Annual Median Wage: $95,450

Projected Growth Outlook: 13%

STATISTICIAN

Annual Median Wage: $75,560

Projected Growth Outlook:  27%

 

About  CareerCast.com
CareerCast.com, created by Adicio, is a job search portal that offers extensive local, niche and national job listings from across North America; job-hunting, career-management and HR-focused editorial content; and videos and blogs; and provides recruiters with the ability to post jobs directly to more than 800 niche career sites. CareerCast.com also compiles the Jobs Rated Report (www.jobsrated.com), where 200 jobs across North America are ranked based on detailed analysis of specific careers factors. The Jobs Rated Report has been published for 25  years.

Editor’s Note:
This material may be published with a link to http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/best-jobs-women-2015. Tony Lee is available for  interview.

SOURCE CareerCast

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