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Figure H-1. Employed women 16 years and older as a percentage of selected occupations: 2007

Figure Updated: December 2008

Figure H-1. Employed women 16 years and older as a percentage of selected occupations: 2007.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, 2007.

In 2007, women continue to constitute the vast majority of those employed in traditionally female occupations.

  • More than three-quarters of registered nurses, therapists, and non-postsecondary teachers were female.
  • Women were about half of people employed in all occupations and half of postsecondary teachers, one-third of lawyers and judges, and 30% of physicians.
  • In science and engineering occupations, women were 64% of psychologists, 41% of biological and life scientists, 26% of mathematical and computer scientists, and 11% of engineers.

Related Information

Table H-2. Employed females 16 years and older, by detailed occupation: Selected years, 1983–2007 annual averages

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