Gender skews some healthcare professions

Healthcare jobs are skewed toward men or women depending on the specialty, according to a 2012 workforce report from the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research. The report found that about 90 percent of nurses and almost 100 percent of dieticians are women, but more men are beginning to enter into the nursing profession than ever before. Meanwhile, men comprise 66 percent of doctors. Although 34 percent of women are physicians, they only account for 5 percent of surgeons and trauma surgeons. Report (.pdf)

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