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Nontraditional Careers

A nontraditional career is a career that is traditionally filled by one gender. You can find nontraditional jobs in any field so don’t overlook nontraditional options as you explore careers because they may:

  • be more interesting and rewarding
  • have higher wages and better benefits
  • have better opportunities for advancement and job satisfaction
  • may provide an alternative path to economic independence

Here are a few examples of nontraditional career paths:

For women

Computer technology
Construction technology
Criminal justice

For men

Early childhood education
Dental hygiene
Human services

Check your school to see if it has programs to help you enter a nontraditional career path.

Nontraditional Career Training