Women hold 76% of all health care jobs, gaining in higher-paying occupations

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Women have driven 80% of the overall growth in the booming health care field since the turn of the century.The number of full-time, year-round workers in health care occupations has almost doubled since 2000, increasing from 5 million to 9 million workers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.Women account for three-quarters of full-time, year-round health care workers.Since 2000, median earnings for women in health care have increased, in part from their growing numbers in higher earning occupations and longevity on the job.This rapid increase is expected to continue, as many health care occupations are projected to grow even faster than average.More
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