The Man to Women work ratio is an evolving process. If we go back to 1950, Men occupied almost 66% of the work opportunities. As we started approaching the 21st Century, this scenario started changing. As the increasing percentage of Female Workforce is inevitable, the percentage reached to around 45% in 2017. The gender gap, wage equality, discrimination are still burning issues in front of the Women Force. In 2020, the gender pay gap in the United States is around 81% i.e. Women earn about 81% for every 100% earned by Men.
According to our observation, the women dominated businesses are high paid industries and require maximum precession in the work.
Let’s see some of the women dominated business industries in brief:
Education is a niche field for women. Right from Teaching to becoming Pioneers of Education System Solutions and Consulting, the horizon expanded for women. If we look at Women Workforce in Pre-School organizations, it goes around 97%. The Schools, Graduation, and further teaching professions have women participation of around 60-65%. Apart from teaching, if we consider consulting, technical solutions and other parts related to education, the women’s participation is on a very large side. Women are true up-lifters of education revolution and quality improvement.
When it comes to maintain and enrich the communication between brands, customers, and consumers, the women seem to dominate this field. Women are better communicators than men. This proficiency and in-built skill help them to perform proactively in the PR domain. On average, 60% of the total workforce that belongs to the PR sector, such as PR Specialist, Managers, AD Managers, Reporters, Editors, etc. are formed with women.
Healthcare and Medical:
Caring is the fundamental nature of any woman and so is the basic principle of the Healthcare and Medical Industry. Right from nurses to expert physicians, from baby care providers to old age caretakers the percentage of women workers is very high as compared to men. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics states that out of total workers and employees from the healthcare and medical sector 80% are women. And yet, only 20% are in the position of leadership/ power.
It is our observation that Human Resource is that kind of field which is only meant for women workforce. Many of you haven’t even seen a male HR in your respective organization. It won’t be exaggerated if we say HR is that industry that is solely controlled by women, with 71% of women participation. Taking care of employees, inspiring them, keeping records of day to day operations are some of the tasks achieved by the women workforce in the HR domain.
83%. Yes! That is the contribution of women in the Social Welfare and Social Serving industry. When we try to find an answer for Social Welfare being a woman-dominated sector, the basic reason, we think is the caring nature of women. Social Welfare is nothing but caring about people from deprived backgrounds, social and economic conditions. Women are said to sense the grief of people better than men, and hence we think it is the reason behind women’s large participation in the social sector.
Women are the best and most creative content makers! Content and Digital Marketers are two different sections of the same industry. While women from a very less percentage in the Digital Marketing sector, Content Making is the field dominated by women. Trends in content tend to change frequently, and women sense this change very effectively, which often implies in their content work.
Communication Skills are the primary skill required in Customer Services. Having a soft call with customers, understanding their queries or problems, and then connecting them with the proper decision-maker are some more niche skills required in this domain. Often people are disappointed with the services, they are angrier on the services/ products, so it is of great importance to comfort them with soft and generous words. Who other than women, can succeed in this task? Around 60-70% of women occupy places in customer services.
Apart from these fields, there are several sections like Law and Legal, Accountancy, Travel – Hotels, and Hospitality, where women are working in a higher percentage than men. As we are trying to close the gender gap, biased and unequal salaries, almost all sectors are encouraging women to work freely with their interests. New opportunities, new responsibilities, and new horizons are opening for women. Finally, we can hope for Gender Equality that we are waiting for so many years.
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