Occupations with the Largest Share of Women Workers
Occupation Percentage of women in occupational group  
Preschool and kindergarten teachers 97.4  
Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants 94.8  
Childcare workers 94.7  
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive 93.9  
Dental assistants 93.3  
Medical records specialists 91.4  
Receptionists and information clerks 90.5  
Medical assistants 90.3  
Dietitians and nutritionists 90.2  
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 88.9  
Nursing assistants 88.8  
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 88.0  
Nurse practitioners 87.9  
Home health aides 87.5  
Veterinary technologists and technicians 87.1  
Payroll and timekeeping clerks 86.9  
Occupational therapists 86.9  
Registered nurses 86.7  
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 86.7  
Billing and posting clerks 86.7  
Paralegals and legal assistants 86.2  
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 84.9  
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 84.8  
Phlebotomists 84.2  
Special education teachers 84.1  

Graphic: U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau Note: Full-time, year-round civilian employed 16 years and older. Occupations with at least 100 sample observations. Data: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2019