When we talk about the role of women in business, it’s hard to comment on how far we’ve come without sounding a bit condescending and a lot like we’re underselling things. After all, the gender gap between women and men is still set at 80.5 cents per every dollar earned, respectively, in 2018, according to the US Census Bureau.
Still, even with the issues faced by countless women in the workplace to this day, it’s important to note that their impact on the industries around us can be seen everywhere. Particularly, in today’s article, in the field of dentistry.
Women In the Dental Workplace
Female dental school graduates in the mid-80s only accounted for roughly 23.7% of the total number of students. By way of contrast, between 2013 and 2014, this number rose to nearly 48%. This is a staggering number on its own, but it indicates an interesting trend in the overall industry.
While medical positions have been traditionally male-dominated, many men are busy aging out of the industry. This is a natural part of any industry, and we see the effects in women graduating into the workplace. It looks likely that women will take over the dental industry within the decade. Currently, they actually comprise more than 60% of all practicing dentists.
And this is number that will climb exponentially according to med-school statistics. As of 2018, 60% of graduating dentists are officially women, and estimates are that dental work will become a female-dominated industry by as early as 2020.
Dentistry and the Increase In Female Graduates
Nothing could be better for the dental industry than an increase in talented, capable med school graduates. And the fact that this is highlighting female graduates phasing into the workplace makes the whole thing all the sweeter.
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