- Registered nurse 711,900 jobs
- Retail sales 706,800 jobs
- Home health aide 706,300 jobs
- Personal care aide 607,000 jobs
The trend that stood out to me though is that most of the jobs in demand for the next decade are those filled by women, such as nurses, caretakers, teachers and receptionists. In total, 13 out of the 20 hot seats are in those careers dominated by women. The remaining are those filled by lower-skilled males.
When it comes to pay, the occupations offering the highest median pay went to women as well, namely nursing ($64,690) and teaching ($62,000 for post-secondary teachers and $52,000 at the elementary level). Low-paying jobs that are female saturated were personal care aids and child care workers. Cashiers came in as the lowest paying job in demand, with a median salary of $18,500.
Going by this list alone, it appears there will be more opportunities for women for the next seven years, especially degreed professionals. This suggests that either more women will be returning back to work, or there will be more demand for educated women in the future. Either way, the future is looking very hopeful for us.