May 1, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Women as a percent of total employed in selected occupations, 2011

Women as a percent of total employed in selected occupations, 2011
Occupation Percent women

Speech-language pathologists

95.6

Elementary and middle school teachers

81.7

Social workers

81.6

Meeting, convention, and event planners

76.2

Tailors, dressmakers, and sewers

74.9

Psychologists

71.2

Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

64.4

Accountants and auditors

61.3

Retail salespersons

51.2

Total, 16 years and over

46.9

Postal service mail carriers

36.0

News analysts, reporters and correspondents

34.1

Computer systems analysts

33.9

Physicians and surgeons

33.8

Lawyers

31.9

Chief executives

24.2

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers

19.2

Chefs and head cooks

18.7

Architects and engineers

13.6

Fire fighters

4.5

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

4.3

These data are featured in the TED article, Women as a percent of total employed in selected occupations, 2011.

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