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The term Nontraditional Careers refers to jobs that have been traditionally filled by one gender. The US Department of Labor defines Nontraditional Occupations as occupations for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed in each such occupation.
Often nontraditional jobs have greater financial rewards than traditional jobs. Salaries, advancement opportunities and benefits for nontraditional jobs may also be better. In particular, this is often true for careers considered nontraditional for women because jobs traditionally held by men (i.e. construction jobs) pay better than jobs traditionally held by women (i.e. secretarial).
Nontraditional occupations for women are those skilled and technical jobs that employ fewer than 25-percent women. SVC Programs for occupations that are considered nontraditional for women include:
Nontraditional occupations for men are those skilled and technical jobs that employ fewer than 25-percent men. SVC Programs for occupations that are considered nontraditional for men include: