We have come a long way when it comes to gender equality, but we still have more to go. A big part of that is the wage gap and the way it affects all women. So, if you are at a point of choosing a career path, or you want a different job, there are some jobs women are better at. Here’s just a few of them to spark your ideas.
Some people think that this is because of women’s natural motherly instincts, and some say that it is just women’s intuition, but the medical world is filled more and more with women. From doctors and nurses to counselors and assistants, women are present and well paid in every medical sector. This might be because women were in the past considered the ones that took care of the sick or injured, but all we know is that without them, medical work just wouldn’t be the same. Also, women pay extra attention to details and provide a better care when it comes to sick children.
For young people, especially ones that have lost their parents, it is so important to have a motherly figure in their life. This is why social workers are so often women. However, you should be careful as this type of job can be emotionally draining and take a toll on your psyche, but if you can endure that, you can be a person that will change so many lives. If you feel a need to help people and think that you can be the one to set kids straight and show them the right path, while still welcoming them with open arms and listening to them whenever they need you – this just might be your calling. Do not decide to do this if you cannot deal with hard life situations because this job can be draining and hard for someone who does not have a strong hart.
If you are good at numbers and love computers, then your future might just be in the world of technology. Whether you want to write codes, develop games or lead the way into the future with a new innovation, you can do it. This is one of those rare times when being a woman in a male-dominated business is actually helpful. Companies will often want to push you forward and brag about how they have an amazing woman working for them – and as sexist that might be, it can help your career advance more than those of your male coworkers.
Have you ever heard someone say that a room “lacks a woman’s touch”? This isn’t just a thing people say, it is a real feeling that we get when a space feels cold and slightly unwelcoming. Women are generally thought to have better taste when it comes to styling, and people are often more inclined to trust a woman’s decision when style is concerned. This is why women absolutely thrive in this industry. You can go to school to learn everything you should know, but in the end of the day – it all comes down to intuition and talent.
All things considered, it is obvious that women thrive in some industries more than in others, but we all have to be aware of what having a career can cost us. If you are committed to your job completely, your social life, relationships and hobbies might suffer, but that is a decision you have to make for yourself. One thing, however, that must absolutely always come before work is your health – both physical and mental! Make sure you take time off your day to rest and take regular vacations. Eat healthy and if you have a job where you sit a lot, try to get up every half an hour and walk around for a bit. No matter what career you choose, you won’t be able to enjoy it if you are not happy!