A nontraditional career is one that employs less than 25% of males or females within the United States. The gender that comprises less than 25% of the workforce in a nontraditional occupation is considered the under-represented gender. For example, welding is a nontraditional occupation where females are the under-represented gender. Conversely, nursing is a nontraditional occupation where males are the under-represented gender. Gwinnett Tech’s educational programs are also considered as being nontraditional based on whether the corresponding occupation that a student would be most prepared to pursue after completion is deemed non-traditional.
For more information about Non traditional Careers visit NapEquity.org.
What programs are nontraditional for women?
- Air Conditioning Technology
- Automotive Technology
- Computer Programming
- Construction Management – Commercial
- Construction Management – Residential
- Criminal Justice
- Culinary Arts
- Diesel Equipment Technology
- Environmental Horticulture
- Logistics Management
- Mercedes-Benz® Automotive Program
- Mopar® CAP Automotive Program
- Welding and Joining Technology
What programs are nontraditional for men?
Breaking free of traditional career paths can result in real benefits: advanced opportunities, higher wages and work you enjoy.
- Nontraditional jobs are in many high-demand fields
- Nontraditional careers offer higher wage potential and benefits that contribute to family economic self-sufficiency
- Women have been known to double their income in occupations traditionally dominated by men
- Workforce diversity leads to innovation and global economic competitiveness
- Choosing a career based on skills and interests leads to higher career satisfaction
- Most jobs require only a two-year degree or have on-the-job training programs
For more information contact:
Special Populations Coordinator