Regarding the article “Struggling men shun jobs mostly done by women”: The article states that “male nurses are still rare.”
In 2011, 9 percent of all nurses were men while 91 percent were women. Men earned, on average, $60,700 per year, while women earned $51,100 per year.
The American Bar Association reports that 35 percent of attorneys are women.
I don’t think 9 percent is rare. The percentage of male nurses is increasing (1 percent in the 40s) and the pay is decent. There is a difference between how quickly women are moving into law and how quickly men are moving into nursing, but the difference does not appear as stark as the article portrays it.
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Men will need to get over their reluctance to go into “caring” professions and get in on good jobs.
David V. Young, Fresno