Non-traditional occupations are defined as occupations for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed in each field of work. Some examples of programs at Spoon River College that are considered non-traditional are:
Early Childhood Educator
Health Information Management
Medical Office Assistant
Associate Degree in Nursing
Agriculture Business Management
Emergency Medical Technician
Commercial Truck Driving
Sustainable Food Production
Natural Resources and Conservation
Diesel and Power Systems Technology
GPS and Power System Technology
Rail Transportation and Power System
Wind Power Generation Technology
Small Business Management
If you are going to PREPARE for a career in a non-traditional occupation you can expect:
• Higher salary potential
• Better benefits
• Opportunity for advancement
• Increased job satisfaction
Don’t let gender determine your career path. Consider a non-traditional occupation; you will be happy that you did.
Here are some websites with additional information about non-traditional occupations:
(These links are not owned or managed by Spoon River College. We are not responsible for their content or appearance.)
www.womenventure.org - Provides tools, support and short-term training for women in nontraditional settings
www.dol.gov - Provides information on nontraditional and traditional jobs for women, quick facts on jobs for women and other supportive information.
www.nontad.info/resources - Provides information about high demand nontraditional occupations for males through 2010 and many other statistics regarding nontraditional careers for males.
www.aamn.org - The purpose of AAMN is to provide a framework for nurses as a group to meet, discuss, and influence factors which affect men as nurses.