The Best Careers For Female College Grads in 2015
If you’ve graduated in 2015, chances are you have already decided what you want to do with your life. However, the chances are a lot smaller that you’ve transitioned seamlessly from collegiate life to the work force. According to Jennifer Rutt of AfterCollege.com, 83 percent of graduating seniors don’t have a job lined up by the time they leave their college campus.
While having any job before graduation would be great, we are talking more about your ideal careers in this list; a career that will provide you with insurance and benefits like workers’ compensation and retirement plans. To help women in America attending college get a better handle on what jobs are out there that have room in their field, here’s a list of the best careers for female college grads in 2015.
In a Wall Street Journal article featuring CareerCast’s Tony Lee, the two fields that were most open and accommodating to female executives were advertising and human resources. These two career paths fall under the umbrella of business degrees. The good news with business degrees is that you generally get a working knowledge of areas of business other than your chosen field, making you well-rounded enough to make a lateral career move if you come to find you don’t like your previously chosen speciality.
Careers in healthcare always draw a lot of women and generally pay very well, too. Kathryn Dill, staff writer for Forbes, states that some of the most popular and best paying jobs for women in healthcare are anesthesiology and nursing. Women with positions of nurse anesthetist, which combines both of the healthcare careers mentioned above, can expect to make over $100,000 a year. And unlike many other careers, there is a need for medical professionals in nearly every city in any country around the world, giving healthcare workers the chance to be employed almost anywhere.
Female scientists who focus on work in careers like mathematics and engineering can find great success with positions like astronomy and physics. Dill writes that there are plenty more positions in these types of fields that women enjoy and thrive in, positions classified as “miscellaneous mathematical science occupations” by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With a career as an astronomer or physicist, female college graduates can make over $2,000 weekly, coming to well over $100,00 annually.
In modern society, women have the chance to pursue whatever career in whichever field they feel most drawn to. And for those lucky women who have an innate interest in the fields of business, healthcare and science, they’ll also have the chance to make a good living for themselves as well.