Special Report

These 32 Rapidly Growing Jobs Are Held Mostly by Women

Source: Joe Raedle / Getty Images

2. Nurse practitioners
> Pct. change in total employment, 2015-2020: 46.3%
> Total employment, 2020: 218,000
> Pct. of Nurse practitioners who are female: 88.0%
> Median yearly earnings for full-time female workers, 2020: $97,084 ($97,344 for all workers)

Source: santypan / iStock via Getty Images

1. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers
> Pct. change in total employment, 2015-2020: 57.9%
> Total employment, 2020: 60,000
> Pct. of Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers who are female: 75.8%
> Median yearly earnings for full-time female workers, 2020: N/A