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Fast-Growing and High-Paying Careers for Women


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Civil Engineers are the ones who design, build, and manage projects relating to infrastructure. They can work in the private or public sector. They can oversee projects relating to airports, roadways, dams, and water supply systems, and other pieces of infrastructure. Due to the nature of their work, civil engineers work in a variety of settings. They often split their time between working in an office and working at a project site. The Bureau Of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts this occupation will grow 11% by 2026. As infrastructure ages, civil engineers will be the ones who manage the repair projects for roads, bridges, dams, and other infrastructure.

Computer and Information Systems Managers are responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing the work of computer professionals and helping organizations make important business decisions. They make sure projects stay on time and on budget while researching the latest trends in technology. Most computer and information system managers work full-time. Career growth is currently estimated at 12% by 2026. The demand for this job will grow as technology develops and more businesses look to these managers to make decisions regarding their digital platforms.

Physicians and Surgeons have incredibly important jobs in the medical field. They are responsible for diagnosing and treating injured and/or ill patients. Physicians and surgeons can work in settings such as physicians’ offices and in hospitals. Some also work for the government. Projected Career Growth is that the demand for these careers will grow by 13% by 2026. This is due to a projected increase in demand for healthcare services as the U.S. population grows older.

Management Analysts are typically brought into an organization to find ways to make that organization more profitable and/or improve an organization’s efficiency. Management analysts generally don’t have a typical 9 to 5 job. They often travel to consult with clients, and some work more than 40 hours per week. Projected Career Growth is 14% by 2026.

Medical and Health Service Managers play an important part on the business side of healthcare. They’re the ones who coordinate and direct the business activities of healthcare providers. Medical and health service managers can work in numerous healthcare settings, including hospitals and nursing homes. The Projected Career Growth for this field will grow 20% by 2026. This is due to the expectation that all healthcare services will increase as the population grows older.

Software Developers play a big role in the tech field. They make systems and/or applications that run on computers and other electronic devices. They can create, change, and fix software for their clients. Generally, software developers work for firms that can specialize in areas like software publishing and systems design. The Projected Career Growth for this career field will grow 24% by 2026. This is due to the expected increase in demand for new computer software.

Operations Research Analysts play an interesting and important role in the business word. They use mathematical and analytical techniques to help businesses and organizations run more cost effectively and efficiently. Operations research analysts mostly work in offices; however, they may have to travel once in a while to visit clients. The Projected Career Growth is 27% by 2026, which is faster than average. As technology continues to develop, businesses will look for ways to be efficient and cut costs. Those businesses will need someone to do operations research in order to fulfill their goals.

Physical Therapists play a major role in patient rehabilitation. They are responsible for helping injured or sick patients manage their pain, as well as improve their movement. Physical therapists are often on their feet as they help their patients. They can work in a variety of settings, including private offices, clinics, and nursing homes. The Projected Career Growth is estimated with the demand for physical therapists that it will grow 28% by 2026. As the population gets older, the need for physical therapists to help them with their movement will increase.

Nurse Practitioners carry a lot of responsibility in the healthcare field. They can give patients primary or specialty care, and also coordinate patient care. The demand for nurse practitioners is expected to grow 36% by 2026. Due to the aging population, the demand for healthcare services will increase, which means the need for nurse practitioners will also increase.

Physician Assistants work with other healthcare professionals to ensure patients get the best care possible. Physician assistants can work in a number of settings, including a physicians’ office, hospital, or outpatient clinics. Most physician assistants work full-time. Projected Career Growth reports this field will grow 37% by 2026, which is a much faster than the average career growth rate. The demand for healthcare services will continue to grow in the future, and as a result, the demand for physician assistants will grow, too.

Overall, women looking to enter these fields can expect a good job outlook and an above-average salary.

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