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.

Why choose a nontraditional career?

Breaking free of traditional career paths can result in real benefits: advanced opportunities, higher wages and work you enjoy.

Consider these rewards:
  • 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:
Lisa Richardson,
Special Populations Coordinator

Pursue a Nontraditional Career
Nontraditional Career – Veterinary Technology