The term non-traditional career refers to jobs that are filled predominately by one gender. The U.S. Department of Labor defines non-traditional occupations as those occupations for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the total individuals employed in the occupation. The gender that comprises less than 25% of the workforce in a non-traditional occupation is considered the under-represented gender. For example, welding is a non-traditional occupation where females are the under-represented gender. In comparison, males are considered the under-represented gender for nursing. Southeastern Tech’s educational programs may also be considered non-traditional based on whether the corresponding occupation that a student would be most prepared to pursue after completion is deemed non-traditional.
When deciding on a career path, it’s a good idea to consider all of your options. People who choose careers based on their interests, skills, and abilities, rather than gender stereotypes, experience greater rewards and job satisfaction. Often non-traditional jobs have greater salaries, advancement opportunities, and benefits.
Non-traditional Programs for Women
Non-traditional Programs for Men
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Special Needs Specialist