The Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs for Women

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Being a woman in today's society can be difficult, especially when it comes to choosing the right career. Finding a job that not only fits the bill but pays them as well takes time. Women are taken over the work force in many different fields and are beginning to take jobs that were once considered, "men’s work". 
 
1. Pharmacists
 
The average earnings for a pharmacist on a weekly basis are $1,871 with the annual earnings at $97,500. The percentages of woman that are working this type of job are at a whopping 52%. Pharmacists are mainly responsible for ensuring that patients are receiving the medication suited to them, and responding correctly to patient's symptoms to recommend the right medicines.  
 
2. Chief Executives
 
The percentage of women working in this type of profession is at 26%, earning $1,730 weekly and $90,000 annually. Chief executives make sure that the organization keeps running smoothly, plan activities and devise policies.
 
3. Lawyers
 
The weekly earnings, on average, are $1,636 and $85,000 earned annually. Women working as lawyers are at a 33%. Lawyers draw contracts, wills and other legal documents mainly.
 
4. Nurse Practitioners
 
Women working in this profession have average weekly earnings of $1,530. Nurse practitioners provide care in family practice offices and hospitals.
 
5. Information and Computer Systems Managers
 
Women coming up in this profession are soon going to see a great rise in their career graph. The average weekly earnings are at $1,527 with $79,500 annually. This type of profession deals with a company's computer problems and many computer-related tasks.
 
6. Surgeons and Physicians
 
Again, women can earn lucrative income by being in these professions. The weekly earnings are at $1,418 and $74,000 annually. Surgeons perform surgery on the human body except for the brain, heart and bones. Physicians take care of families or single patients.
 
7. Physician Assistants
 
Weekly earnings for this profession are at $1,364 and annual earnings average at $71,000. Women tip the scales with a 69%, however. Physician assistants assist doctors with diagnosing, minor surgeries and prescribing medications.
 
8. Software Developers, Systems and Applications Software
 
Women can surprisingly earn $1,362 weekly and $71,000 annually on average. Software developers generally estimate and design projects from scratch for whatever the case may be.
 
9. Management Analysts
 
The average earnings are at $1,325 weekly and $69,000 annually with a percentage of 42%. Management analysts are hired to figure out ways to improve an organization and to increase profits. 
 
10. Computer Systems Analysts
 
Women can have average weekly earnings at $1,254 and $65,000 annually. This profession requires one to analyze scientific or business related tasks, and develop the required hardware systems or software. 
 
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NIsha Thakur is an employability and career consultant helping graduates and students with the help of employability test - AMCAT. AMCAT help job seekers to find a job in SMBs and MNCs.

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This article was published on 2014/03/21