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Women Dropping Out of IT

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Women’s eNews has an interesting look at women in tech, with numbers showing that women are bailing out of the IT field at a rapid pace. “Technology jobs are predicted to grow at a faster rate than all other jobs in the professional sector, up to 22 percent over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Compensation is also good. In 2008, women in tech made an average salary of $70,370… But women’s stake in that rosy outlook is questionable. For starters, men’s pay during the same time period was $80,357. A study by the National Center for Women and Information Technology… also finds that women are leaving computer careers in staggering numbers. ‘Fifty-six percent of women in technology companies leave their organizations at the mid-level point, 10-20 years in their careers,’ said Catherine Ashcraft, the senior research scientist who authored the report. In 2008, women held only 25 percent of all professional IT-related jobs, down from 36 percent in 1991, according to the group’s report, ‘Women in IT: The Facts.’”

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