It’s like the 1950s all over again.In 1950, the most common job for women in the United States was “secretary.” With fewercareers open to women back then, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that secretarial work was a popular option.
But the most-common job for women these days? It’s still “secretary”—in spite of the fact that more women are earning graduate degrees than men, are rising through the management ranks, and are starting their own businesses in record numbers.
Out of the roughly 4 million secretaries and administrative assistants in the United States between 2006 and 2010, 96 percent of them were women, according to the latest U.S. Census data available. (The Census is conducted every 10 years, though data is analyzed, updated, and released at other times.) Employment data released…
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