5 Reasons Careers in Tech are Good for Women
It could even lead you to a career involving technology. And in today’s digital world, where everything is connected, that’s a good place to end up. If you just read this and thought, “that doesn’t sound like me,” you might want to think again.
In fact, here are 5 reasons every young woman should consider a career related to tech:
Over 775,000 technology-related jobs are available in the United States alone, 21% of them entry level.
The average annual base salary for technology professionals in the U.S. is about $90,000 … that’s double the average private sector wage.
A tech-related job is the path to solving problems, breaking new ground, and starting your own business. Among the tech innovations of the past 20 years: the Internet, smartphones, wearable healthcare devices, and sharing economy applications like Uber.
Thanks to Internet connectivity, many people who have technology-related jobs work from home, with non-traditional schedules… great for raising families and work-life balance. Others use their skills as a gateway to working in and exploring other countries.
The pay gap for women is smaller in tech. The average woman working in tech earns 93% of what her male counterparts do. For all industries, women earn only 78% of what men do.