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While the United States is still coming back from its most severe recession since the Great Depression, career opportunities for women are many and wide in scope. In fact, many women are looking for an entirely different career path. Over the course of the past several years, more women than men have pursued MBA's in an effort to make a mid-career change. But the question begs – which careers provide the most security, fulfillment and income potential? The following are the 10 best careers for women these days, since they provide plenty of all three.

10. Administrator in Education

Education administrators have advanced degrees in education – they work with students in elementary, middle and high schools or in community colleges and universities. Median salary is a little over $80,000.

9. Interior Designer

Interior designers should anticipate a comeback in jobs and careers in this field – with the housing market beginning to stabilize, more families are buying homes and will be needing the services of a talented designer. Median salary: about $46,000.

8. Counselor

From career counselors to marriage and family counselors, this career choice is perfect for the woman with a degree in one of the psychology fields. The median salary for a counselor is about $45,000.

7. Physical Therapist

This career choice in the medical field allows women to work directly with patients who have suffered an injury that needs short-term or long-term therapy to correct the issue. Median pay: approximately $76,000.

6. Top Management

Women have skills and talents for management. They can advance to a higher management position after working in a lower-ranked position. They can also move from one employer to another, landing a top management position. Median salary is about $104,000.

5. Instructor, ESL or GED

Women interested in working in an education field can find positions in their school districts, working as ESL (English as a Second Language) or GED (General Equivalency Diploma) instructor. These instructors will be teaching basic skills. Median salary is about $47,000.

4. Psychologist

Female psychologists can find a position either in private practice or with a state agency. They work with clients experiencing emotional or mental illnesses, helping them to learn coping skills to manage their conditions. Median salary is approximately $70,000.

3. Health Care Tech Manager

Women can take their knowledge of information technology and health care, managing patient records. Competition for a position is low. Median salary is about $83,000.

2. Nurse

The nursing field is severely short staffed – the average openings in one year: 141,000. Nursing students are able to earn their degrees with doctor of nursing practice programs online. A nurse’s median salary is $70,000.

1. Reputation Manager

Public relations professionals manage a company’s online reputations and their social media platforms. The reputation manager scans online, ensuring the company’s image is positive. Median salary is about $58,000. Enjoy this article? You've got time for another! Check out these related articles:   Photo Credit: Shutterstock
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