Most popular job for women same today as 1950s

Woman in home officeBY CHERYL LOCK

Despite how things in America may have changed since 1950s, one thing remains the same. The most common job for American women is—drum roll, please—secretary.

In fact, according to the U.S. Census, the top five jobs for women in 2010 changed very little from 1950. Back in the ’50s, women most commonly held positions as secretaries, bank tellers or clerical workers, sales clerks, private household workers and teachers. And in 2010? The top five jobs include secretary holding out at No. 1, then cashier, elementary and middle school teacher, nurse and nursing aide.

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