Secretary Is Top Job for Women -- Just Like 60 Years Ago!

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Secretary Is Top Job for Women -- Just Like 60 Years Ago!
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 2:44pm

Despite a vast overhaul to the opportunities available for women, the most popular job remains the same

http://www.ivillage.com/census-says-secretary-most-popular-job-women/8-a-520344

The data shows that there were about four million people employed in that role in the country between 2006 and 2010, and the overwhelming majority of those -- 96 percent! -- were women.

“Secretary” was the sort of role most common for women in 1950, when career opportunities were -- ahem -- more limited, to say the least, and only a tiny fraction of women held college degrees. And it’s still the most popular role now, despite the facts that more women earn graduate degrees than men, and women are soaring across a vast number of industries.

Does the Census data surprise you?