The 1920s was a period characterized by a rise of new occupations for women in the United States and Europe, with some common jobs being social worker, teacher, librarian and nurse. Working-class women often worked in textile mills and on farms.
Until the 1920s, it was not common for women to work outside the home. In 1920, after the war, women obtained the right to vote, and this resulted in increased independence. The rise of corporate offices brought more jobs for women, who filled clerking, typing and secretarial roles. Other careers for women in the 1920s included acting, singing, dancing and writing.