Most high level science careers are not pursued by women in any large proportion. Women comprise less than ten percent of American physicians, engineers, geologists, chemists, physicists, dentists, and veterinarians. On the other hand, women are over-represented in such science-related careers as nursing, dental hygiene, medical technology, physical and occupational therapy, and dietetics. Men encounter personal barriers or social pressures which make difficult their entry into "women's work." Likewise, women cannot easily pursue "men's careers." The result includes society's cheating itself by its under-utilization of science talents and the individual's having a reduced range of choices which could lead to a meaningful and satisfying life.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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Smith, Walter S.
"Women in Science - Bibliography Offer,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 11
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol11/iss4/10