At home, you’re more likely to be in a field of biology, the medical profession or a profession in construction.
The top five most popular occupations by gender are construction, nursing, accounting, marketing and management.
For example, accounting is the second most popular occupation for men, after nursing, while nursing is the third most popular profession for women.
But women still make up the vast majority of construction and nursing workers, according to a study by the National Women’s Law Center.
While construction workers account for only 9% of construction jobs in the U.S., they make up 15% of nursing and 24% of sales workers.
The National Women, Action and Policy Institute, a women-led civil rights organization, recently launched a campaign called, “What’s a Career?” to highlight the gender wage gap in construction and the profession of nursing.
“If you are a woman, you’ve never had to work a full-time, part-time job,” says Kaitlyn Burt, the program director for the nonprofit.
“And you can expect to do so for the rest of your life, not just when you retire.”
Here are the 10 occupations most dominated by women.
Construction and nursing: The top 10 most popular professions for construction and nurse workers Source: National Women Law Center (NWALC) article Construction and nurse care is the oldest profession in the country, with nearly 30 years of practice.
The U.K.’s National Construction and Nursing Association (NCNA) ranks nursing as the third-oldest profession in this year’s Forbes 400 list of the world’s most valuable professions.
But according to NWALC, the profession is experiencing a comeback.
The profession is estimated to have about 40,000 nurses working in the United States, with the highest proportion of female nurses working as consultants and supervisors.
“We’ve seen an increase in women getting into nursing, as we did in the 1970s and 1980s,” Burt says.
Construction is also the most popular field for women in the financial services industry, with more than 75% of female bankers and other financial professionals, according a survey by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Construction’s gender gap in finance is also widening.
In 2013, more than 1 in 5 finance executives were female, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
But when you factor in the gender pay gap in the industry, the ratio for finance is much more pronounced.
The BLS reports that women make 77 cents to every dollar men make.
“This has to do with women coming to finance because they can’t find other jobs, and women are able to do a lot of the financial work,” Burch says.
For more on the profession, read The 10 most common occupations for construction workers, or see our chart showing the gender salary gap in different industries.
Nursing: The most popular nursing professions article Nursing is the fifth most popular career, with about 16% of nurses working full time in 2015, according NWABC.
Nursing is also among the most underrepresented professions.
Women account for just 6% of all nurses in the US, but make up 14% of their profession in many professions.
Burt notes that a large portion of nursing education is provided by private nursing schools and nursing homes, which can be highly underrepresented in the profession.
The NWACC says women are often underrepresented, with only 4% of women in nursing programs in the nation.
Burch estimates that women comprise about 1.5% of the US population, but are overrepresented in nursing jobs.
“The profession is very diverse, so there are a lot more women working in nursing than men, which is really sad,” Bunt says.
According to the Bureau on Women and Business, more women are entering the field of nursing than ever before.
According the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of women nurses working has increased over the past five years.
The average age of nursing students in 2015 was 35.4 years old, up from 34.4 in 2014.
However, Burch and others are not surprised by the trend.
“It’s not that women are not going to work in nursing, it’s that they’re not going into nursing to work as a full time job,” Bunch says.
“They’re going into it because they don’t see the work as being a career.”
Nursing and medicine: The 10 professions most dominated for women Source: The National Center on Health Statistics (NCHS) article Nursing and family medicine are two of the oldest professions in the field.
While nursing is more common among white women than black or Hispanic women, black women are more likely than white women to have graduated from a nursing program.
Black women account for 18% of students at nursing programs, compared to only 5% of white women, according data from the National Council on Family Medicine.
This year, NCHS estimates that more than 40% of families with children have a registered