10.05.2018

6 Best Paying Jobs for Women in 2018



Even though things are much better than they were in the past and they show a promise of being even better in the future, the issue of pursuing a career as a woman is still far from easy. In order to avoid gender-blocking and discrimination, some women opt to find a job in a female dominated industry. Aside from this, one of the main contributors to the phenomenon of the wage gap is the issue of career choice, which is why informing oneself on the best paying jobs for women in 2018, is an important step in rooting out this problem.
Pharmacist

One of the best things about being a pharmacist is the fact that there are so many opportunities for growth. You see, your paycheck will mostly depend on your experience in the field, which means that things are bound to get better over time. Moreover, this is a   STEM career, which almost guarantees that this trend of growth is bound to pick up in the nearest future. Most importantly, although lucrative and promising career-wise, the field is not competitive, which makes it more welcoming and accepting of all. It also shows promise of becoming more and more diverse in the future. Lastly, by opting for a career path of a pharmacist, you stand to earn about $98,000 per year, which is a rather nice sum.
Lawyer
Previously, we talked about the optimal choice for those who don’t see themselves as that competitive; however, this is in no way the only course of action you can take. Pursuing a career in law presents a woman with so many different options, from representing individuals, businesses and non-profits, all the way to counseling and advising people on legal issues. The downside is the long career route (up to 10 years) and a continuous practice until you’re skilled, knowledgeable and certified enough to call yourself a lawyer. At the end of the day, you stand to earn an average of $83,000 per year, with a potential of earning a lot more.
Accountant

Another incredible option is accounting, that’s rapidly becoming a female profession. According to official statistics, between the years 1983 and 2012, the number of female accountants has undergone a stellar jump from just 39 percent to more than 60 percent. Aside from the opportunity for great profit and growth, another thing that draws women to this field is the fact that it offers a good work-life balance, meaning that they are in no way compelled to choose between a career and a family. In fact, with a  prestigious diploma of accounting, it’s possible to make a small fortune even as a telecommuter.
Nurse practitioner
Aside from providing primary healthcare to those in need (which is a satisfying notion), as a nurse practitioner, you can look forward to a relatively high salary. In fact, with a master’s degree, you stand to make as much as $87,000 per year (on average), which is higher than what you would make as a lawyer. The sole advantage of a legal career lies in the fact that the highest potential salary of a nurse practitioner is somewhat lower.
Computer and Information Systems Manager

Now, we come to the field that isn’t necessarily considered female-friendly, however; it’s time to leave these prejudices in the past. Moreover, this also gives you the privilege of spearheading the change as a pioneer. What you have to do here is to monitor, coordinate and evaluate IT-related projects. Keep in mind that as a manager, the tasks that you’re about to perform are more administrative and organizational than tech-related. As for the salary, the average is about $80,000, which is more than suitable.
HR manager


At the end of the day, while talking about stereotypes is wrong, women are seen as scientifically proven to be  more empathetic than men. This is incredibly important for posts such as HR, especially for the role of an HR manager. Here, one is required to display a set of people-skills that they can efficiently combine with rational managerial traits. Needless to say, this is not something that everyone is cut out for, although, those who manage to overcome these obstacles stand to earn as much as $68,000 per year.
As you can see, the above-listed six career options offer more than different pay ranges. They also present you with vastly different requirements both in time and invested effort. Aside from this, the end-game, the potential growth for each of these careers differs, meaning that it shouldn’t be that hard to find something that suits your own skills and aspirations.




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