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Women's Bureau
Occupations by gender shares of employment

 

Percent of total employed

 

Sex

Occupation Name

Women

Men

Dental hygienists

98%

2%

Occupational therapist

92%

8%

Licensed practical and vocational nurses

92%

8%

Registered Nurses

91%

9%

Healthcare social workers

81%

19%

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

81%

19%

Elementary school teachers, except special ed

80%

20%

Meeting, convention, and event planners

77%

23%

Physical therapists

72%

28%

Mental health counselors

71%

29%

Physical therapists assistants

70%

30%

Interpreters and translators

68%

32%

Physician Assistants

67%

33%

Accountants and auditors

60%

40%

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

57%

43%

Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

53%

47%

Postsecondary teachers

48%

52%

Database Administrators

39%

61%

Physicians and surgeons

36%

64%

Personal Financial Advisors

31%

69%

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing

27%

73%

Cargo and Freight Agents

26%

74%

Software Developers, Systems Software

22%

78%

Cost estimators

11%

89%

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

5%

95%

Heating, Air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers

1%

99%

Carpenters

1%

99%

Brickmasons and blockmasons

0%

100%

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

0%

100%


Notes: 1. Traditional Occupations and female-dominated occupations are used interchangeably. Women represent 75 percent or more of the total employed in the occupation.
2. Nontraditional occupations and male-dominated occupations are used interchangeably. Women represent 25 percent or less of the total employed in the occupation.
3. The percentages for employment by gender come from the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS
provides data on occupations based on a modified version of the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system
that contains less detail tan the occupations from the Employment Projections program and the Occupational
Employment Statistics used in this analysis. Some detailed occupations included in this analysis therefore have
employment by gender percentages corresponding with ACS occupations that may group two or more detailed occupations.
Source: Women's Bureau graph from the 2011 American Community Survey data.