There is no denying that the gender pay gap exists and even while the difference in earnings between men and women is getting smaller, a lot more needs to be done.
There is also research that shows that certain careers tend to bring on more money for women than others.
If you are a woman looking to make a place for yourself in the career world, these are the top paying jobs that you may want to consider.
If you are a born leader then your aim should be to get to a CEO position. The work entails you overseeing, planning and coordinating the operations of a company which could either be in the public or private sector.
Keep in mind that a great paying job will often come with long hours and this is certainly true with the CEO position. That said, there are great rewards both financially and mentally knowing that you are helping lead the company to new heights.
Another high paying job for women is a pharmacist. They are responsible for offering medication to patients who have received a prescription for the doctor. They will also offer advice on how to take the medication.
To become a pharmacist, you will needs a degree in pharmacy. What’s more, you will also require a license from the relevant body depending on your country.
Pharmacists can work in a clinic or hospital setting. They can also work in a drug store.
3. Nurse Practitioner
Nurse practitioners also take home decent pay. They can either work independently or with doctors and physicians to help coordinate the care of patients.
To become a nurse practitioner you will need at least a masters in the field. You will also require a state license depending on your location.
4. Computer and Information Systems Manager
They are also known as IT managers. Their role is to create projects, coordinate, implement as well as analyse the progress of information technology projects.
IT managers are often well versed not just in the software part but also the hardware part of Information systems. They could also be proficient in web development as well as designing and implementing the IT strategies of a company.
To become an IT manager you will require at least a bachelor’s degree in the field.
Lawyers, also known as attorneys have the role of counselling individual clients as well as businesses organizations on various legal factors. They also represent their clients, who could either be individual or business in legal cases and disputes.
To be a lawyer you will need at least bachelor’s degree in law. You will also need to go through law school for training for another 3 years.
6. Software Developer
The role of software engineers is to device computer programs based on the needs of their clients. They can also help improve an existing software by writing code. This is one area that is set to grow over the next few years. If you like computers and coding then this may be the perfect sum. Whats more you will take home a pretty penny.
7. Physician assistant
Their role is to assess the patients medical condition, diagnose illnesses as well as recommend treatments. They will work closely with surgeons, physicians and doctors.
Physician assistants will work mainly in healthcare facilities, hospitals.
This is one of the most versatile fields to study offering well over 100 different areas of specialisation. Physicians run tests on patients, diagnose illnesses as well as provide treatment. They may also prescribe medication.
Engineers ares responsible for designing, building and repairing physical structures in the mechanical, computer, chemical and civil and electrical fields.
If you like designing things then you will find a place in the engineering field and tale home a six figure salary.
10. Human Resource Manager
A human resource manage will recruit, interview and hire employees. This makes the career highly versatile as they can work in various fields.
Whats more the HR manager will also be tasked with aspects of employee relations and therefore have the skills to solve employee conflict.
Furthermore, they will also be involved in training, payroll and benefit.
Women are naturally more empathetic and make better listeners than men, because of this natural gift they stand to excel more in the field of psychology than their male counterparts.
Having qualified as a psychologist, there is a chance to make quite the decent income and even charge on an hourly basis.
12. Interior design
Interior design is an excellent career choice for women who are detail oriented, attentive to detail as well as women who are creative. If you do not like the idea of sitting in a desk the whole day, and you like being on the move, interior design is a great choice for you. Whats more, you can grow in the career and earn a six figure salary.
Some of us want the freedom to work for ourselves and become employer. A career in entrepreneurship is a great place to work your talent and start a business.
One of the many benefits of entrepreneurship is have=ing the freedom to control your time between business and family.
On the flip side, it is also one of the most challenging things that you can do and majority of startups end up failing. If you are a go getter and a woman who is both aggressive and willing to learn then you can start and manage a successful business.
Whats more is that the more your business grows, the more you can earn.
Not everyone us cut out for an office job. If you are into science and geology then you can choose to be a geologist otherwise known as a geo scientist.
They study of the earth often involves travel to remote places to understand how various geological structures work. Such information can be used in various fields such as engineering and chemistry. In addition to being able to travel in some remote and often stunning places, you also take home a decent pay.
15. Dental Hygienist
A dental hygienist cleans and prepares the teeth of the patients before they can see the dentist. Whats more is that they may also be able to analyse the teeth and offer advice pt the patient on how to keep them healthy and clean.