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Women as a percentage of total employed in selected occupations, 1985-2012 annual averages

Occupation

Percentage of Total Employed

1985

2000

2012

Social Workers

 

74

80.6

Medical and Health Managers

59.2

78.4

69.7

Accountants and Auditors

44.1

59.4

60.9

Pharmacists

29.8

51.7

53.7

Financial Managers

35.7

50.5

53.5

Purchasing Managers

24.4

43.3

50.9

Teachers (College and University)

35.2

42.7

48.2

Chemists (except Biochemists)

21

29.8

44.2

Lawyers

18.1

29.2

50.4

Dentists

 

19.4

24.2

Architects

11.3

20.1

23.5

Industrial Engineers

10.9

17.2

18.8

Economists

34.5

55

 


Notes: Data for some occupations across years are not directly comparable because of the revisions to the occupational classification system. Blank cell indicates data not available.

Source: Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat11.htm