If you are considering a non-traditional career, be sure to read, The Pros and Cons of Non-Traditional Careers: Working in Careers that Defy Gender Stereotypes.
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.
For women, many non-traditional careers fall into a few broad categories of jobs: labor-intensive, scientific/technical, and supervisory.
And while fewer non-traditional careers are available for men than for women, these careers tend to involve education, health, and service-related jobs.
Non-Traditional Career Paths for Women
Non-Traditional Career Paths for Men
Searching for Non-Traditional Jobs
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Questions about some of the terminology used in this article? Get more information (definitions and links) on key college, career, and job-search terms by going to our Job-Seeker's Glossary of Job-Hunting Terms.
Dr. Randall S. Hansen is founder of Quintessential Careers, one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web, as well CEO of EmpoweringSites.com. He is also founder of MyCollegeSuccessStory.com and EnhanceMyVocabulary.com. He is publisher of Quintessential Careers Press, including the Quintessential Careers electronic newsletter, QuintZine. Dr. Hansen is also a published author, with several books, chapters in books, and hundreds of articles. He's often quoted in the media and conducts empowering workshops around the country. Finally, Dr. Hansen is also an educator, having taught at the college level for more than 15 years. Visit his personal Website or reach him by email at randall(at)quintcareers.com.