High-Income Jobs Where Women Dominate
It’s pretty common for reports to come out criticising businesses for not having enough of a female presence, and it’s easy to see why. Although half of the work force is female, only 17%, 15% and 5% of board members, the c-suite and CEOs are female respectively. Improvements are being made, but its slow progress. Despite this disparity, there are high-income jobs in which women dominate the market. Let’s take a look at three of them here, ranging from the very common, to the more obscure.
Easiest Route: Senior Marketing Manager
The vast majority of medium and large businesses will have one or more senior marketing managers, and you’ll find that in this space, it’s women who rule. Skills required to excel here are primarily to do with communications; you need to be able to get your message across well. If this is a path you’re thinking of taking, then a bachelor’s degree in business is going to be essential, preferably with a marketing focus. Competition is also tough however, because there will be many candidates for any openings. This is probably the easiest route to earning a good sum, but the one in which you’ll need to really stand out to be the best.
Dedicated Route: Obstetrician/Gynaecologist
There are in fact quite a few medical jobs in which women are the most successful, but this one is probably the one where the most money is. In fact, it’s probably the best paying on this list. Of course, this is the upside of lots of studying; there will be several years spent learning for this role, and there’s also accompanying student debt to think about too. You’ll need to be really dedicated for this one, but once you reach your final goal, you’re likely to be earning a considerable amount of money, along with very good job security for the rest of your career.
Wild Card: Equestrian Business
Where once the rearing of horses was the realm of the super-rich, with most businesses owned by men, many are now actually run by women, with a huge rise in recent years. This is a difficult business to get right, but you’ll find that the people involved are very passionate about what they do, and when they’re successful it’s extremely rewarding and lucrative. Women are also increasingly heavily involved in the sports side of things; nutrition experts Equiform sponsor several women across a variety of disciplines. This is certainly not a job for everyone, but it does go to show that what you’re passionate about can take you a long way.
There are of course many other types of jobs in which women do the best, but perhaps the most important thing to consider is that you should endeavour to do whatever it is that you really want. Just because the industry you want to work in is traditionally male, it doesn’t mean that you can’t break the mould and make a success of yourself.