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Best jobs for women in the US revealed by CareerCast.com

Fri, 27 Jun 2014
Computer systems analyst, public relations manager, dental hygienist and physical therapist have been named among the best jobs for women in the US, according to a report from global jobsite CareerCast.com.

In 2012, 57.7% of all women in the US were in the labour force, and the women's civilian labour force is expected to increase by 9% or 6,462,000 through 2018, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

"As more women continue to enter the workforce, more careers are emerging to provide an equal opportunity to succeed both professionally and financially," says Tony Lee, publisher, CareerCast.

The following is the CareerCast.com listing of the 12 best jobs for women in 2014 (which is ranked alphabetically, rather than in order) based on average annual salary, projected hiring outlook, and number of women in the field, as well as other criteria including stress, physical demands and the percentage of women working in the field:

  1. Actuary
  2. Advertising and promotions manager
  3. Computer systems analyst
  4. Dental hygienist
  5. Education administrator
  6. Event planner
  7. Human resources manager
  8. Market research analyst
  9. Occupational therapist
  10. Physical therapist
  11. Public relations manager
  12. Speech pathologist
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