Posted: October 11, 2013 - 6:30 a.m.
Women earn less than men in Nebraska, in part because the types of jobs women gravitate toward tend to have lower salaries. Two high-paying careers in particular have garnered a lot of attention for their gender disparities, but only one for the reasons you might think.
It’s lab time for computer science students at Southeast Community College in Milford, Neb., about 30 miles west of Lincoln, and the room is filled with the staccato clicks of computer mice and keyboard buttons.
Emma Lehman confers with an instructor toward the back of the room. The 25-year-old is in her last quarter at SCC, and is one of only three females in the 26-student program.