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Back in 1979 the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking salary information for women. At the time women earned just 62 percent of what men did. In 2011, the Bureau of Labor of Statistics reported that women now earn on average 81.6 cents for every dollar men do. There is no question that this figure will begin to tighten.

Women now make up almost half the workforce and are graduating from college at a higher rate then men. The factors that may slow the tightening wage gab are the fact that women are more likely to work part time and are less likely to negotiate their salaries. The other major factor is the fact that women are more likely to choose a career they find more fulfilling and interesting over work that is more lucrative. So what are the most lucrative careers for women? According to the bureau of labor statistics the top 25 careers with the highest earning potential for women are:

1. Pharmacists
2. Lawyers
3. Computer and Information systems managers
4. Physicians and surgeons
5. Chief executives
6. Nurse practitioners
7. Software developers
8. Operations research anaalysts
9. Human resource managers
10. Psychologists
11. Computer programmers
12. Physical therapists
13. Occupational therapists
14. Management analysts
15. Physical scientists
16. Medical and heath servies managers
17. Computer systems analysts
18. Architecture and engineering
19. Marketing and sales managers
20. Medical scientists
21. Postsecondary teachers and professors
22. Speech-language pathologists
23. Education administrators
24. Managers, all other
25. Registered nurses

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