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

6. Personal Care Aides

Pct. increase in male participation: 39.9%
Pct. male in 2000: 10.3%
Pct. male in 2011: 14.5%
Median hourly income: $9.49

Personal caretakers have a median annual income of just under $20,000, and they assist the elderly and persons with disabilities in their daily lives at home or in a facility. The job requires less than a high school education, which means more people looking for work are eligible. Demand for these jobs is increasing, as the population requiring such services continues to grow. The high turnover rate in caretaking jobs creates many opportunities for men to enter the profession.

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