Women Entering Nontraditional Fields
November 3, 1997
- Among the clergy, one out of 10 is now a woman.
- One out of six law-enforcement officers and one out of four professional athletes is now a woman.
- Roughly 1.5 million more women than men are enrolled in college today.
- Analysts project that by 2007 female college enrollment will hit 9.2 million -- versus 6.9 million for males.
In 1995, women held 48 percent of managerial and professional jobs -- up from 35 percent two decades earlier.
Experts say this gender shift is important, since such positions -- which generally require a college degree -- also pay higher-than-average wages.
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