Your heart just starts to race right about now. Time to calculate your salary… or should that be salary difference?
As it turns out, there’s a huge income gap between men and women when it comes to the work they choose to do. Well, at least it was until recently. But according to a new study, which was presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 61st Scientific Sessions in Boston in January, things are starting to change.
Researchers looked at 11 years of pay stubs from, well, cardiologists across the US, and found that, after taking into account a couple of things like gender, age, and training, women actually earned more than men in cardiology in the 12th year of their careers. So, yeah, it only took eight years for women to earn the same amount of money as men.
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Of course, we always recommend that you be happy with how much you earn, especially when you work in the NHS or with any organization with a set salary structure. But, even with your pay representing 10 percent of your actual salary, it’s a pretty significant amount of money to be missing out on.
The study seems to indicate that you need to pay attention to your gender, age, and training when you’re filling out the open offers or job applications you’re sending out to start making more money in your career. A bit of research may also be in order when interviewing prospective job seekers. Make sure that they bring in something that shows they are capable of making that salary, and that you’re open to talking about what the lowest salary you’ve ever made is.
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Here’s hoping that this gender pay gap gets even smaller.
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