There are certain industries that have been dominated by men for hundreds of years. Some of these fields haven’t existed for hundreds of years, but they’ve been dominated by men for as long as they’ve existed.
Thankfully, women are now starting to make their presence known in STEM fields and leadership positions. Keep reading to find out which jobs you might want to consider if you’re a young woman looking to make power moves.
Sales and marketing managers are responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and coordinating the various activities in any given sales or marketing department.
Women who go into this field of work usually have degrees related to business development and market research. Generally you also need some experience in the field to get a high paying job. Average weekly earnings for a sales manager are around $1,127 per week or $59,000 per year.
There are many ways to work as an interpreter. You can be a sign language interpreter, or you can be a translator for people who don’t speak English. If you want to work in this field, you need to have excellent communication skills. Interpreters work in schools, hospitals, courtrooms, banks, or anywhere where someone needs something interpreted.
They earn around $43,000 per year. You’ll need a certificate proving that you can speak both English and whichever languages you’re interpreting.
Information Security Analyst
Women are entering the tech industry in droves at the moment, and if you have a background in information technology, this could be the perfect job for you. Information security analysts keep our private data safe, and they get paid around $76,000 per year.
Want to join the fight against hackers and also understand how you can prevent networks from getting corrupted? Look into working as an information security analyst.
Market Research Analyst
Market research analysts always have their fingers on the button— they conduct surveys and basically read consumers’ minds to figure out what’s going to sell and what isn’t going to sell.
People in this line of work have to organize groups, prepare and implement strategies and gather information about what the customer wants out of their products and services. Market research analysts currently earn an average of $61,000 per year.
Medical scientists work to improve human healthcare. They do research across multiple medical disciplines. They conduct clinical trials and use various investigative methods to figure out which therapies work best for a whole host of diseases and illnesses.
In order to become a Medical Scientist, you will need to have a doctorate degree in biology or a related scientific field. You can also work as a medical scientist if you have a medical degree. Medical scientists don’t make as much money as doctors, but on average they earn $59,000 per year.
Physical therapists help people deal with debilitating injuries as well as chronic illnesses. They uses various exercises and techniques to help patients regain mobility and live their lives to the fullest. Physical therapists earn around $76,000 per year.
The hours of the job aren’t overly demanding, so women are able to achieve a healthy work-life balance. A lot of the women in this field are working mothers.
Reputation managers work with companies to improve a brand’s image both on and offline. A lot of the work happens through Facebook and other social networking sites. People who work in this field usually have a degree in marketing or PR.
These professionals provide companies with ideas and information to help them improve their online traffic and visibility. Most reputation managers earn around $58,000 per year.
With new technologies and online platforms being invented every day, there are a whole bunch of new jobs for women to explore. If you want to get paid for being online all day, you might want to explore a career as a digital strategist. Digital strategists make websites and applications user-friendly.
Digital strategists have to know which layouts, formats, and styles get people to click and stay on a company’s website.
Computer Systems Analyst
Computer systems analysts help companies work efficiently by studying and managing computer systems. Some companies need their own customized programs to help them work to the best of their abilities.
People who work in this field earn an average of $59,000 per year. Most people in this line of work have a bachelor’s degree in information science or computer science. If you like working with software, this could be the perfect line of work for you.
If you have an eye for design and you’re a sucker for a gorgeous plot of land, a career in landscape design is definitely right up your alley. You could get paid to design the park or garden of your dreams. All kinds of outdoor spaces could benefit from an experienced landscape designer
The real estate business is booming, which means there’s lots of work for landscape designers. People in this field make around $62,000 per year.
Health Service Manager
Health service managers may work for private clinics or larger wellness companies. They help clinics and healthcare businesses run smoothly and they make sure doctors and other professionals are paid in a timely manner.
Some health service managers manage entire facilities while others specialize in specific departments. You need a bachelor’s degree to work in this sector, but it helps to have a master’s degree in management or public health. Health service managers make $61,000 annually on an average.
Back in the day, most fitness trainers were male. Now that women have found their niche in the fitness industry, there are a whole bunch of ways to make money and stay active at the same time. You can be a fitness instructor, a personal trainer, a wellness coach, or you can teach specific activities such as rowing or rock climbing.
The amount you can make as a fitness trainer depends on your clientele, your marketing abilities, and your dedication to your job.
This is a photo of astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz. She does a lot of work for National Geographic. Astronomy is still a male-dominated field, but more women are breaking into it every day. Today, there are more women in the field than ever before.
If you’re fascinated by space and what lies beyond our atmosphere, you should definitely look into astronomy as a possible field of study.
Video Game Designer
Video game design is also still a very male-dominated field, but women are now breaking into the industry in record numbers. Girls can learn to code too, and once they learn to code, they can apply those skills to creating video games that are fun for people of all genders.
You need to be both creative and analytical to keep up in the video game industry. Salaries in this field start at around $80,000 per year.
As a management consultant, you are expected to provide information and recommendation to enhance workplace productivity. Sometimes management consultants help other managers better optimize their companies.
You need at least a bachelor’s degree to enter into this field of work. Successful management consultants can make up to $61,000 per year. Women are taking on more leadership positions within companies, so this could be a great career option for a woman who is looking to lead a company to success.
There have been women programmers for as long as programming has existed, but women haven’t always been adequately recognized for their contributions to the field. Now it’s more common for women to enter a career in programming, although we still have a long way to go before we’re dominating the industry.
Programmers spend their days troubleshooting, creating, and adapting software. Think about getting a degree in computer science if you think this is a field you might like to get into.
Historically, women have been pushed into teaching younger children in kindergarten and elementary school. But women are great at teaching adults as well. There are so many new immigrants coming to our country who need help learning English.
You can have a real impact on someone’s future by teaching them to communicate in a new language. At the moment, a good ESL teacher can make around $43,000 per year.
While there are still more male than female psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists are predominantly female. You can be a psychologist who specializes in children, teens, adults, or a specific mental disorder such as PTSD or addiction.
The road to becoming a psychologist can be rather long. Most psychologists have PhDs in psychology, although therapists don’t need to get a Ph.D. You can make much more money if you have a Ph.D. though.
Both men and women have been successful in the field of interior design. If you have an eye for color schemes and spatial arrangements, and you like to decorate, this could be the perfect job for you.
You don’t need to have a specialized degree to be an interior designer, although sometimes it does help to have one. Most interior designers make around $46,000 per year on average, but that number could go way up if you’re designing spaces for wealthy clientele or big companies.
Human Resources Manager
Every office and place of work needs a human resources manager. When you have a whole bunch of different people working in one confined space, you need somebody to manage all of those personalities to prevent disasters from happening.
Most human resource managers earn around $66,000 per year, but that depends a lot on the company that they work for. Bigger companies pay higher salaries. People usually start out at a smaller company, though.
At this moment in time, there are actually more women being accepted into medical school than men nationwide. Pretty soon there are going to be more female doctors than male doctors. Yet somehow, every female doctor has at some point been mistaken for a nurse. Well, I think that’s going to change in the very near future.
Doctors make well over $100,000 per year, and some specialists can even make over $600,000 per year.
Operations Research Analyst
If you know what an operations research analyst is, then congratulations, you must be an operations research analyst! Apparently, they’re people who solve problems at a very high level using sophisticated tools such as mathematical modeling and data mining.
You need a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or engineering to get into this field, which are areas of study that have been traditionally dominated by men. That doesn’t mean that women don’t excel in this field, though.
Systems Software Developers
Working as a systems software developer involves research, design, and testing. Software developers create software systems from the ground up. They create the fundamental building blocks upon which all other software is based.
You need a bachelor’s degree in computer science to get into this line of work, although a masters degree would help you secure a higher payer position. Most software developers make around $72,000 per year.
It’s about time that women started taking over CFO and CEO positions. CFO stands for chief financial officer, and CEO stands for chief executive officer. The CEO is the highest-ranking officer who is in charge of an entire organization.
If you are the CEO of the public sector, then you can get by with a business administration degree, but if you are part of a big business organization, then you will have to earn a master’s degree.
Genetic counsellors work with doctors to help patients make decisions about their health. Many pregnant couples seek advice from a genetic counsellor when deciding which medical tests they want to take. A genetic counsellor will also help people interpret the results of various genetic tests.
This career combines medical genetics with human psychology, and it’s currently a field dominated by women. A genetic counsellor who is working full time can make around $80,000 per year.