#1 Physical Therapists

If you’ve ever had a serious injury, you know just how important physical therapists are. Physical therapists also have a broad range of choices when it comes to specialty, from orthopedics to geriatrics to sports and more.

Median weekly earnings: $1,216
Approximate median yearly earnings: $63,000
Women as percentage of the profession: 60%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 80%[adinserter block=”16″]

#2 Computer Programmers

The computer-related career world is male dominated, but that’s all the more reason for us gals to get our feet in the door. Plus there’s that little financial incentive.

Median weekly earnings: $1,238
Approximate median yearly earnings: $64,000
Women as percentage of the profession: 20%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 93%[adinserter block=”16″]

#3 Psychologists

The job descriptions of psychologists cover quite a range. Some psychologists are therapists; some are researchers, some are professors, and so on. If psychology is your thing, you’ve got a variety of career options.

Median weekly earnings: $1,244
Approximate median yearly earnings: $65,000
Women as percentage of the profession: 71%
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#4 Human Resources Managers

HR managers are like the matchmakers of the business world. They find the right people for the right job, provide coaching and training, handle 401k…Alright, that last one isn’t like matchmaking at all, but you get the idea.

Median weekly earnings: $1,273
Approximate median yearly earnings: $66,000
Women as percentage of the profession: 72%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 86%[adinserter block=”16″]

#5 Operations Research Analysts

Operations research analysts use software programs and some serious brainwork to analyze databases and statistics. They then use their findings to solve problems and improve operations within a company. If you’re good at problem solving and analytics, it just might be the career for you.

Median weekly earnings: $1,326
Approximate median yearly earnings: $69,000
Women as percentage of the profession: 44%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 105%[adinserter block=”16″][adinserter name=”5th page”][adinserter block=”16″]

#6 Software Developers

While we know very little about what it actual takes, we think software development would be fun. And hey, not a shabby income there. If you’re good with computers, coding, design, and analysis, software development might be the thing for you.

Median weekly earnings: $1,388
Approximate median yearly earnings: $72,000
Women as percentage of the profession: 18%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 86%[adinserter block=”16″][adinserter name=”6th and multiple”]

#7 Pharmacist

Pharmacists used just to be the people who measured out pills and slapped labels on bottles. These days pharmacists are trained to not only fill prescriptions, but to understand exactly how drugs affect the body, what side effects accompany certain drugs, and how drugs interact, among other things.

Median weekly earnings: $1,898
Approximate median yearly earnings: $99,000
Women as percentage of the profession: 56%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 95%[adinserter block=”16″][adinserter name=”last page”]

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