9 Career Paths Women Should Take To Destroy Gender Roles And Assumptions

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8. Engineer

According to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention, last year, almost 40% of women with engineering degrees quit the profession or never enter the field at all. What is the culprit? Apparently, workplace culture: “30 percent cited organizational climate, characterized by non-supportive supervisors or co-workers and general incivility, as a primary motivator. Nearly half left due to working conditions…” Perhaps part of the problem is the fact that women comprise only a little over 15% of all engineering positions, according to the latest statistics available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Imagine all the structures you could build as an engineer: bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, stadiums, you name it.

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