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24/7 Wall St.: The Pink Collar Jobs America's Men Want Most

8. Receptionists and Information Clerks

Pct. increase in male participation: 32.8%
Pct. male in 2000: 6%
Pct. male in 2011: 7.9%
Median hourly income: $12.35

Receptionists perform a variety of administrative tasks, such as handling phone calls and documenting and recording maintenance. Unlike many jobs, for which new positions are scarce, the BLS projects a 24% increase in the number of receptionist and information clerk hires between 2010 and 2020. According to Emily Allen, Manager of Communications and Publications for the International Association of Administrative Professionals, the nearly one-third increase in men taking up this position has much to do with economic necessity. She also explains that gender roles appear to be changing: “Men with college degrees are filling these roles by choice, finding challenge in a profession that has changed significantly in recent years.”
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