So what. Why is there such a large need to try to cram women into career fields, a majority of them may not like?
IT as a career field did not really kick in until the late 80's. Before that it was engineering students that did computer related work - almost all male students. In the 90's colleges were pushing the IT courses by talking about all the large amounts of money that you can make. So a lot of people who otherwise would not have gone into the career field ( male and female ), took the courses - pretty much just for the money, not because they like the work.
Well those glory days are gone, the industry is chipping away at IT and it does not look like a money career field anymore - at least in the States. To be honest, with the instability and off-shoring that is going on in IT, I would not start a career in it in high school either.
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