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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 2 months ago

Why do women still typically choose low paying careers?

What is their reasoning? How do they plan to support themselves financially making $12 an hour? They have all the equal opportunity as men nowadays in choosing better paying professions. There are plenty of women doctors and lawyers and engineers and business women. Yet many still choose to work as a front desk lady or librarian, etc. and don’t tell me working as an office aide making copies all day and calling people to remind them of their appointments is their dream job. 

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  • John
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Why do anonymous males typically post the same question repeatedly?  What is their reasoning?  They all have the equal opportunity as non-anonymous people in asking better questions.  Perhaps you can get where this is going.

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  • 2 months ago

    Someone has to do those things, and not everyone is capable of being a doctor or a lawyer. Maybe the real problem is that work traditionally chosen by women, chosen for various reasons, tends to be work that doesn't pay well. The skills and abilities that women often have and men often don't have are not valued the same way as the things men tend to be better at. Most of the men I know would be a total fail at being a receptionist, for instance. And you are insulting librarians, many of whom have advanced degrees in library science.

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  • fcas80
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I think a better question is why more women are not getting college degrees in the subjects that lead to higher paying jobs:  pre-medicine, pre-law, engineering, math, biology, chemistry, computer science, data science, etc.

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  • 2 months ago

    Women STILL suffer discrimination in hiring, pay, etc. Even comparing comparable education & experience, women are paid about 75% of a man in the same job. Women who have taken time off to care for child, aged parents, etc. have a terrible time getting back into the workforce in comparable positions if they have been out of the workforce for a year or more. No woman earns bachelor's (or higher) degree(s) & expects nobody will hire them but for clerical work! But a desperate woman takes what she can get, even if fully qualified with education PLUS experience for 5-10 times as much pay.

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  • 2 months ago

    And there are plenty of men working in factories making only $12 an hr.   Why would they do that when they could become a Dr?

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