Career Callings for Women in 2013
Posted 12/28/2012 12:29:00 PM

So in 2013 do you plan to get a new gig? Make a career switch? Join the crowd! According to Forbes, in recent surveys more than over 80 percent of workers said they planned to look for a new job in the New Year. 60 percent said they wanted to change career paths. And who is set to make the most career moves? Women. Education is a factor, too. The mag reports in the last few years, more women than men have pursued MBAs in order to make a mid-career switch.

 

 

So where should you change to?

 

 

Forbes released the “The 10 Best Jobs For Women In 2013” list. The magazine based the ranking on jobs satisfaction, salary, projected growth as well as annual openings. The data was analyzed by jobs expert Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., author of “Best Jobs For The 21st Century”. Topping the list were jobs in health care, which is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. economy and dominated by women. But are you ready to commit to higher ed and more time at work? Most high momentum gigs are high-level professional jobs that require more education and a larger time commitment.. But as Forbes points out, women still face significant gaps in the arenas of leadership and salaries, earning just 82 percent of what their male counterparts earn with just one year out of college. Not fair but don’t give up – go out and move up!

 

 

Here are the top five best jobs for women in 2013:

No. 1: Diagnosing Doctors (e.g. Dentists, Optometrists, Physicians)

Percentage reporting high satisfaction levels: 60%

Median salary: $121,000

Forecasted growth through 2020: 27%

Average annual openings: 79,000

 

No. 2: Health Professionals (e.g. Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Dieticians)

Percentage reporting high satisfaction levels: 52%

Median salary: $70,000

Forecasted growth through 2020: 26%

Average annual openings: 141,000

 

No. 3: Medical Scientists

Percentage reporting high satisfaction levels: 56%

Median salary: $76,000

Forecasted growth through 2020: 36%

Average annual openings: 4,000

 

No. 4: Lawyers and Judges

Percentage reporting high satisfaction levels: 55%

Median salary: $112,000

Forecasted growth through 2020: 10%

Average annual openings: 23,000

 

No. 5: Actuaries

Percentage reporting high satisfaction levels: 56%

Median salary: $91,000

Forecasted growth through 2020: 27%

Average annual openings: 2,000

 

No. 6: Petroleum Engineers

 

Percentage reporting high satisfaction levels: 52%

Median salary: $122,000

Forecasted growth through 2020: 17%

Average annual openings: 1,000

 

 

No. 7: Psychologists

 

Percentage reporting high satisfaction levels: 56%

Median salary: $70,000

Forecasted growth through 2020: 22%

Average annual openings: 9,000

 

 

No. 8: Top-Level Managers

 

Percentage reporting high satisfaction levels: 64%

Median salary: $104,000

Forecasted growth through 2020: 5%

Average annual openings: 52,000

 

 

No. 9: Counselors

 

Percentage reporting high satisfaction levels: 52%

Median salary: $45,000

Forecasted growth through 2020: 26%

Average annual openings: 33,000

 

 

No. 10: Education Administrators

 

Percentage reporting high satisfaction levels: 56%

Median salary: $81,000

Forecasted growth through 2020: 15%

Average annual openings: 21,000

 

So sista -  what are you waiting for? It’s never too late to make a move. Walk in wisdom, faith and courage and achieve that 2013 dream!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted By: Julee Jonez  

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