Communications of the IIMA


Despite the economic slowdown of the early 2000s, Information Technology (IT) workers are likely to remain in high demand in the U.S. for the next decade. One of the problems faced in meeting this demand is the gender discrepancy in choosing IT employment; men are far more likely to engage in IT careers than women. Although there are many potential reasons for this discrepancy, satisfaction in one’s job is likely to be an influence in career choice. This study compares the satisfaction of women in a professional computing career to those in a more traditionally female career—elementary school teachers.