Women in the Workforce


Esmeralda Lopez

Since 1995 the month of March has been recognized as Women’s History Month. We celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States. And recognize specific achievements for instincts throughout the years the jobs women have diverse.

Shown in the picture is the diversity of jobs women have.
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Women have accomplished a lot since the 20th century, when most women didn’t work. Instead, they were best known for cleaning the house and taking care of the children. What was known as “women’s responsibilities.” Most women left work upon marriage, reflecting our cultural norms and the nature of their work. Yet women of all ethnicities have diverged in jobs often referred to as “manly jobs.”
When women first started to work, some of the most available jobs were working at factories. Women didn’t have much priority and were often paid less than men. Yet women have demonstrated that they are just as bright and have the same capabilities as men. Some of the most common women-dominated professions in the United States consist of teachers, especially preschool and kindergarten, dental hygienists, speech-language pathologists, dental assistants, secretaries, hairdressers, hairstylists, and medical assistants name a few.
These are just some of the most common jobs women are known for. Despite criticism, women have slowly studied for jobs that aren’t as common such as firefighters, police officers, graphic production managers, medical officers, dental technicians, public policy specialists, web designers, and animation specialists. Women’s history month recognizes them and the progress they’ve made primarily in the workforce. They continue to progress and deserve recognition not just this month but every other too.