Flexible jobs. According to the Pew Research Center, some 1.3 million millennial women gave birth for the first time in 2015, raising the number of millennial mothers to 16 million. The fact is that they make up just over a third of the US workforce, where 46% of two-parent households have both parents working full-time. In contrast, in 1970, the most common arrangement was a working father and mother who stayed at home with children.
Today’s working millennial mothers receive contradictory messages. So, most women are encouraged to pursue careers, even after becoming a mother. However, most Americans say that children with two parents are better off when one of them stays home.
Also, 53% of millennial mothers in the workforce say that they miss their children and wish they could be more engaged with their children.
As a result, working mothers are turning to more flexible jobs to increase their time spent with their children, and also improve finances, stress levels, and overall quality of life. However, the number of women entering the workforce has greatly increased, and the number of professionals who have flexible jobs has grown in parallel.
The careers most likely to offer flexibility and opening-growth include:
- Account Executive
- Account Manager
- Business Development
- Business Process Analyst
- Client Services Coordinator
- Data Scientist
- Financial Analyst
- Front End Developer
- Genetic Counselor
- Information Security Analyst/Manager
- Medical Director
- Nurse – ICU
- Nurse Practitioner
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Office Manager
- Operations Analyst
- Operations Manager
- Physical Therapy Assistant
- Product Manager
Likewise, the suitability of these flexible jobs depends on each working millennial mom’s educational and professional background. However, these positions should pique their interest.
Almost, 9000 babies are born to millennial parents each day, but as of March 2016, less than half of millennials had completed at least an associate degree. There are several jobs from within this list that professional experience can be leveraged.
In short, flexible or work-from-home positions reduce the common issues all women face professionally. In addition, these include equal pay, race and gender bias, access to career-making roles, role models, sponsorship, sexual harassment, non-inclusive workplaces, double-bind, and LGBT protection.