Women Stuck In The Admin Stone Ages

The most common job for women today is the same as it was 100 years ago. Between 2006 and 2010, about 4 million people in the United States worked as secretaries and administrative assistants – and 96 percent of them were women, according to the U.S. Census. This skewed gender ratio made sense 60 years ago when fewer career and educational options were open to women. Today, however, women are earning more graduate degrees than men, but they’re still getting the advice that the best entry into a field is through an administrative position, a tip males are hard-pressed to come by. We were so struck by this lack of movement that we decided to make an infographic:


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