Public relations manager was listed as one of the best career choices for women in 2015, according to a new CareerCast report.
In the report, CareerCast claimed PR managers have an annual median wage of $95,450 and currently boast a projected growth outlook of 13%.
“Opportunities both with established firms and start-ups offer public relations managers options in their careers,” the report said of the field.
The findings are part of CareerCast’s “Best Jobs for Women” report, which compiled wage and career forecast data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Dental hygienist, biomedical engineer, market research analyst, human resources manager, and advertising and promotions manager were other top career options for women that made the list this year. The CareerCast report noted that “the variety of professions that welcome women has greatly expanded as women are becoming more fearless and demanding in their career planning and options.”
Possibly highlighting a labor trend, this is the second consecutive CareerCast report showcasing careers involving mathematics as among the nation’s most successful. Careers requiring a strong math background dominated the “Best Jobs for Women” report, and CareerCast noted that 40% of all enrolled students in statistician programs last year were women.
“While STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields are notorious for lacking gender diversity, some of the best jobs for women are bucking the trends,” CareerCast Publisher Tony Lee said in a statement.
The best career for women in 2015, according to the report, is an actuary, which offers an annual median wage of $93,680. CareerCast said the job “offers competitive wages and a favorable hiring outlook in the years to come.”