10 occupations that are still dominated by men

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By Talia Lakritz, INSIDER

  • Only 3.5% of firefighters are women.
  • It took until 2018 for a woman to be nominated for an Oscar in cinematography.
  • Women hold 7.8% of aerospace engineering jobs.

Women have made incredible progress in joining the workforce, fighting for equal pay, and rising to the top of their fields. But some career paths have more progress left to make than others. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) 2017 databook on women in the labor force tracked the percentages of women in a variety of occupations. The data comes from the Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted by BLS and the US Census Bureau, and included 60,000 participants from all 50 states. 

Software developers

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Aerospace engineers

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Aerospace engineers are, quite literally, rocket scientists. They also design planes, satellites, and missiles. Only 7.8% of aerospace engineers in the US are women.


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