Consider a non-traditional occupation. A non-traditional occupation is defined as any occupation in which women or men comprise less than 25% of the workforce. Today, many women and men are breaking down barriers to pursue careers.
Non-Traditional Occupation Resources:
Several online resources exist to help you make an informed decision about selecting a non-traditional occupation.
- Wisconsin Health Careers website provides links to colleges in Wisconsin offering training in healthcare with occupational description.
- U.S. Department of Labor provides employment outlook handbook online, unemployment rates, and wages by occupation.
Don’t let your gender get in the way!
Girls are nurses, teachers, and administrative assistants.
Boys are construction workers, auto mechanics, and firefighters.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Just because your name is Jenny doesn’t mean you can’t work as a machine tool operator, a computer support specialist, or an EMT. And just because your name is Kevin doesn’t mean you can’t be a paralegal, a dental assistant, or an interior designer.
At Western, you can be anything you want to be.