In the 1950s, only around 33% of women were represented in the workforce. As the millennium rolled around that number increased to almost 60%. Today, we make up 45% of the global workforce, and 43% of revenue-producing roles. Yet we only represent a fraction of corporate leadership boards and executive positions.
We make career and life choices often at a young age. When you left high school you were probably expected to know exactly what you wanted to do with your life. Some do. They’re the ones that knew since they were little that they wanted to be a doctor, lawyer, artist, or scientist. Then, there are the rest of us.
We constantly hear dialogue about the importance of balance. We’re told to work to live, not live to work, and that we need adequate time away from work to keep burnout away. But, we should also devote ourselves to our careers in order to climb the corporate ladder.
When choosing a career, the compensation package shouldn’t be your only criteria. For long term career satisfaction, you should also consider your personal aspirations, skills, and natural talents. If you enjoy having an impact on the lives of others, we’ve compiled a few career categories that may work well for you.
As the future becomes the present, many women are finding that certain jobs and careers are starting to become obsolete. Some studies have suggested that as many as 40% of jobs will be lost to AI and automation, and there are some surprising jobs on the list too. However, that’s not the case for most legal careers.
There are many reasons that you choose certain careers. Perhaps the salary is your strongest motivator. It could be the lifestyle and prestige of a specific career field appeal to you. Or, maybe you want to make a difference and impact the lives of others.