CareerCast Identifies 12 Best Jobs for Women in 2014, Comparing Factors Such as Competitive Pay, Positive Hiring Outlook and Number of Women Employed

Computer Systems Analyst, PR Manager, Dental Hygienist and Physical Therapist Among Best Careers For Women

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CARLSBAD, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer systems analyst, public relations manager, dental hygienist and physical therapist have been named among the best jobs for women in a new CareerCast report that identifies professions that provide a competitive salary, positive hiring outlook, and employ a high number of women in the field.

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In 2012, 57.7 percent of all women in the U.S. were in the labor force, and the women's civilian labor force is expected to increase by 9 percent or 6,462,000 through 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

"As more women continue to enter the workforce, more careers are emerging to provide an equal opportunity to succeed both professionally and financially," says Tony Lee, publisher, CareerCast. "The professions we have identified pay well, have a large percentage of women working in the field and are expected to offer solid opportunities for growth."

In the IT sector, for example, opportunities for women have grown dramatically in the 21st century, and the continued importance of IT in all phases of the American economic and workforce will translate into a more diverse hiring landscape.

Computer systems analyst is one of many fast-growing jobs where gender takes a back seat to skill, experience and passion. In fact, the field employs more women than almost any other IT specialty at 34.9% last year, according to the BLS. And with competitive pay and a very positive hiring outlook through 2022, computer systems analyst is ranked as one of CareerCast's best jobs for women in 2014.

Other top jobs where women comprise more than 60% of the workforce while also earning compensation comparable to their male counterparts include occupational and physical therapist, actuary, event planner, advertising and promotions manager, human resources manager and education administrator.

CareerCast's Best Jobs For Women:

ACTUARY
BLS Annual Average Salary: $93,680
Projected Outlook: 26%

ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONS MANAGER
BLS Annual Average Salary: $115,750
Projected Outlook: 12%

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYST
BLS Annual Average Salary: $79,680
Projected Outlook: 25%

DENTAL HYGIENIST
BLS Annual Average Salary: $70,210
Projected Outlook: 33%

EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR
BLS Annual Average Salary: $86,490
Projected Outlook: 15%

EVENT PLANNER
BLS Annual Average Salary: $45,810
Projected Outlook: 33%

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER 
BLS Annual Average Salary: $99,720
Projected Outlook: 13%

MARKET RESEARCH ANALYST 
BLS Annual Average Salary: $60,300
Projected Outlook: 32%

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
BLS Annual Average Salary: $55,870
Projected Outlook: 19%

PHYSICAL THERAPIST 
BLS Annual Average Salary: $79,860
Projected Outlook: 36%

PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER
BLS Annual Average Salary: $95,450
Projected Outlook: 13%

SPEECH PATHOLOGIST
BLS Annual Average Salary: $69,870
Projected Outlook: 19%

To see the full report, go to http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/best-jobs-women-2014

About CareerCast.com 
CareerCast.com, created by Adicio, is a job search portal that offers extensive local, niche and national job listings from across North America; job-hunting, career-management and HR-focused editorial content; and videos and blogs; and provides recruiters with the ability to post jobs directly to more than 800 niche career sites. CareerCast.com also compiles the Jobs Rated Report (www.jobsrated.com), where 200 jobs across North America are ranked based on detailed analysis of specific careers factors.

Editor's Note: This material may be published with a link to http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/best-jobs-women-2014

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