“We aren’t in Kansas anymore,” as best said by Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ. Women are no longer staying home and playing house because there are some top paying jobs for women!
The top paying professions are advanced careers that women are taking a hold of. These jobs rage from medical physicians to computer technicians, which men have dominated in the past.
More women now than ever are obtaining professional degrees and pursuing lucrative careers.
Here are the top paying jobs for women, according to Forbes.
1. Chief Executive
Median weekly earnings: $1,811
Approximate median yearly earnings: $94,172
Women as percentage of the profession: 21%
The job title Chief Executive is also known as CEO, which refers to the head of a company, or organization. This position is one of the highest paid positions in a company.
Depending on the company and what services they provide the Chief Executive can have numerous responsibilities, including leading the company’s direction, allocating resources, decision-making, overseeing strategic plans, and demonstrating leadership.
Median weekly earnings: $1,802
Approximate median yearly earnings: $93,704
Women as percentage of the profession: 54%
A pharmacist is the most advanced handler in the pharmacy, trained to read and fill a patient’s prescription. A pharmacist carries a very high level of responsibility, a single mistake on his or her part could lead to someone ending up in the hospital or even dying.
Median weekly earnings: $1,566
Approximate median yearly earnings: $81,432
Women as percentage of the profession: 35%
This job is associated with many names such as attorney, advisor, or even counselor to clients that may need to be represented in a legal setting. Lawyers counsel clients on legal issues and then represent them in court to ensure fair justice by the laws set in place by the government achieve justice.
Environmental, Litigation, Business, Employee/Employer, Probate and Estate attorneys are some of the most common paths into law for women.
4. Computer & Information Systems Manager
Median weekly earnings: $1,549
Approximate median yearly earnings: $80,548
Women as percentage of the profession: 29%
Computer and Information System Managers, also referred to as IT specialists, implement strategy in coordinating and directing computer information and communication in an organization.
A bachelor’s degree of Computer Science is usually required, combined with related work experience. CISM is a growing and, may we add, lucrative profession!
5. Nurse Practitioner
Median weekly earnings: $1,539
Approximate median yearly earnings: $80,028
Women as percentage of the profession: 89%
Nurse Practitioners are qualified to determine medical problems and provide treatments to patients, all within the focus of their practice.
According to the International Council of Nurses, “A nurse practitioner who is also known as an advanced practice registered nurse,” which is a registered nurse who has gained the proper knowledge in specific medical fields.
A nurse practitioner has mastered decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice beyond that of an RN.
6. Physicians and Surgeons
Median weekly earnings: $1,497
Approximate median yearly earnings: $77,844
Women as percentage of the profession: 36%
In this position, a physician or surgeon has the ability to diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses. Physicians focus on maintaining human health through the study of underlying diseases and their treatment.
Surgeons perform operations and consult patients with detailed knowledge of possible deficiencies through diagnostic tests.
7. Physician’s Assistant
Median weekly earnings: $1,491
Approximate median yearly earnings: $77,532
Women as percentage of the profession: 65%
This position has the responsibility of practicing medicine on a team under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. Physician assistants are well educated to provide treatment, and examine patients.
8. Software Developer
Median weekly earnings: $1,370
Approximate median yearly earnings: $71,240
Women as percentage of the profession: 20%
Software developers are the masterminds behind the computer programs that we enjoy everyday. The focus of an SD is to develop software that will run technology smoothly on your various devices.
Software developers usually have a degree in computer science. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of software developers is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022.” Wow! That is steady growth and again, a lucrative profession.
9. Management Analyst
Median weekly earnings: $1,319
Approximate median yearly earnings: $68,588
Women as percentage of the profession: 42%
Management Analysts focus on ways to make an organization more efficient and profitable by maintaining costs and creating revenues. MA jobs vary by industry and size of corporation. People In this position usually have a bachelor’s degree in Management or Business Administration.
10. Operations Research Analyst
Median weekly earnings: $1,313
Approximate median yearly earnings: $68,276
Women as percentage of the profession: 53%
As an operations research analyst, the main responsibility is to study the operational structures of different businesses and analyze to compare their efficiency. By doing so, they enter information into a computer program that produces several solutions both good and bad of each method of resolution.
Insurance and banking firms have turned to these analysts to improve the performance of their companies.
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If you’re looking to go back to school or transition into a higher paying profession, this is a list to think about. Are you interested in any of these jobs? Do you have a high paying job, or a job that you love? Share your thoughts with the community by leaving a comment below!