A non-traditional career is defined as one where more than 75 percent of the workforce is of the opposite gender — or conversely where fewer than 25 percent of the workforce is of your gender.
We are very proud to offer a full range of programs to address the academic and occupational needs of both adult and non-traditional students. We offer programs that will assist you in obtaining your diploma as well as post-secondary educational and vocational opportunities. The programs listed on this site are designed specifically to help you in your journey of lifelong learning.
Though working in a traditional field may be rewarding and successful, non-traditional fields might make you happier. A big part of job satisfaction is working in a field that utilizes your interests and abilities. And, some traditionally gender based careers offer more job stability for the opposite gender.
Nontraditional Occupations for Females and Males from 2006 BLS Data Download (Excel, 185 KB): Click Here
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"Non-tradation students who complete this program can also work as a Barber without obtaining an additional credential"
Salaries are highest in mathematics, computer science, and engineering, fields in which women are not highly represented!!!
According to the Census Bureau's 2009 American Community Survey, women comprise 48 percent of the U.S. workforce but just 24 percent of workers in STEM fields. Half as many women are working in STEM jobs as would be expected if gender representation in STEM professions mirrored the overall workforce.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. Today, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.
It’s estimated that only 5% of welders in the U.S. are women. It’s also estimated (by the American Welding Society) that there is a potential shortage of 200,000 skilled welders by 2010.
Add to this the fact that women still earn only 78 cents for every dollar a man earns, and it’s easy to see that welding offers a great opportunity for women– the median hourly wage for a welder is $15.51 (1), though highly skilled welders can earn even more.
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