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Women make up about 12 percent of programmers and developers in today’s workforce.

In former times women developers were at a disadvantage from making the same salary, as their male counter parts.

Forbes cities the study where males made  $ 95,000 and women made $ 87,000 a year.

 

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Along with the study by Dice, Smithsonian.com highlighted another study by the American Association of University Women that found pursing a career in computer sciences, as well as with engineering and health care, has some of the greatest earning potential for women. A chart from this study shows that from 2007 to 2008, one year after graduation, there was no significant difference between the income of men and women who majored in computer sciences; both made an average annual income of $48,485.

On the other hand, Dice said it still may appear that men make more than women. In 2012-2013, an average income for a man in the computer programming field was $95,929, compared to $87,527 for a woman. However, these differences are reflected in the difference positions that each gender holds. Despite this difference, Dice reported that the “satisfaction with compensation was nearly identical with 58 percent of women stating they were satisfied, as compared to 56 percent of their male counterparts.”

But, its possible to make the same salary, as males even working  remotely. At companies that believe in equal pay.

More women should get into programming and developing.

There are special schools for women developers.

There is a school in Seattle, Washington for women developers called ADA, which is non profit.

 

That has a 7 month intensive training class.

The daily  learning for these women is from:

The academy features two sections: 7 months of intensive in-class instruction, followed by five months of internship at a Puget Sound region tech company. Class is every weekday, with holiday and vacation breaks.

Here’s a typical day in class:

9:00 – 10:00 Instruction of new material
10:00 – 10:30 Daily assignments presented and explained
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:30 Continued instruction
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Guest speaker
2:30 – 5:00 Project work
Project work Student review with instructors

http://adadevelopersacademy.org/applicants

Being a woman shouldn’t stop anyone from fulfilling their dreams of a challenging career.

 

References:

 

https://www.ksl.com/?sid=30451444

http://media.dice.com/report/spotlight-on-women-in-tech-3/

http://adadevelopersacademy.org/applicants

 

 

 

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