Fun and Rewarding Jobs for Women
By Tracy Stefan, eHow Contributor
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The Beachcomber Cafe in Trinidad, California, is wholly owned by women.
Women now have many lucrative fields open to them that their grandmothers could only dream about. "From a condition of almost pauperism they were placed above want. They could e********y and spend it as they pleased." This describes the experience of women in the Lowell textile mills in Massachusetts in the 1800s. Two centuries later, women are starting their own businesses and working for themselves. In some fields they can command a six-figure annual income.
Alice Vasterling, co-owner, serves her customers.
The Beachcomber Cafe in Trinidad, California, is an example of a business totally owned by women. Alice Vasterling, Jackie Keegan and Melissa Zarp have joined forces making their own soups, sandwiches, dinners, gourmet coffees and delicious baked goods. Pooling their resources and talent, these three women have created a niche and network of local farmers, workers and customers. Their passion and teamwork are reflected in tasty food and a fun atmosphere.
We Can Do It
In 2008, 60 percent of the women living in the United States sought or occupied jobs, accounting for 46.5 percent of the total labor force, but they were earning only 80 percent what a men did for the same task and skill level, according to the Department of Labors Women's Bureau. High-paying jobs that require strong math and science skills are typically avoided by women and minorities.
Freedom from organized labor
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment projections for 2006-2016 indicate an increased demand for computer-related occupations as all modern businesses employ more complex technology. Although still dominated by men, computer technology is attractive to women because it is not physically strenuous, you can often work online from home, and it is based on communication, an area where women excel.
Income and Lifestyle
Girls Just Want To Have Funds!
Fun and rewarding work translates to income and lifestyle. You must decide how you wish to live as your job will influence the quality of your days. Do you work well on your own or would you be happier working with a large company? Do you want to work full time, part time or set your own schedule?
Here is a list of top-paying careers for women based on annual income: doctor, $135,725; pharmacist, $86,000; information technology and computer-related fields, $70,492; law, $69,696; sales engineering, $62,427; and financial services and investment counselor, $53,890.
Currently, the most popular career choice for women in the U.S. is a pharmacist. Women account for half the pharmacists working in the U.S. today, earning 85 percent of what their male counterparts do. Female doctors command a higher annual income but still only make half the salary that a male doctor does.
To determine your ideal job, you must weigh the education required, potential income and lifestyle to decide what type of career you would find ultimately fun and rewarding.
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