In 2005, half of all persons employed in management, professional, and related occupations were women.
The share of women in specific occupations within this broad category varied.
For example, 6 percent of mechanical engineers and 32 percent of physicians and surgeons were women. In contrast, 86 percent of paralegals and legal assistants and 95 percent of dietitians were women.
These data on women and employment are from the Current Population Survey. To find out more, see BLS Report 996, Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2006 Edition).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Women in the professions at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/dec/wk1/art02.htm (visited December 02, 2023).