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Non-Traditional Occupations

Explore Non-Traditional Careers

Men and women both want careers they enjoy. It's important to consider all of your career options, which may include a look at non-traditional work. Non-traditional careers are occupations in which women or men comprise 25% or less of the total workforce. Advantages of non-traditional occupations include: higher wages, good benefits, advancement opportunities and work you enjoy.

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Non-Traditional Occupations for Women

Technical and industrial careers for women pay 20% to 30% more than jobs traditionally held by women. They offer excellent benefits and rapid career advancement. Blackhawk Technical College offers career programs in several non-traditional occupations for women. 

Blackhawk Technical College offers career programs in several non-traditional occupations for women: Agribusiness/Science and Technology, Apprenticeships, Automotive Technician, Computer Numeric Control Technician, Computer Service Technician, Criminal Justice Studies, Culinary Arts, Culinary Production Specialist, Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician, Electric Power Distribution, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, Farm Business & Production Management, Fire Protection Technician, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, IT-Network Specialist, IT-Web Software Developer, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Laboratory Food Science Technician, Laboratory Technician Assistant, Law Enforcement Basic Jail Academy, Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Academy, Manufacturing Information Technology Specialist, Nuclear Technology, Supply Chain Management, Truck Driving and Welding.

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Non-Traditional Occupations for Men

Many men may find more fulfilling careers in the helping fields or healthcare which have traditionally attracted women. Today, only 7% of nurses are male.

Blackhawk Technical College offers career programs in several non-traditional occupations for men: Accounting Assistant, Administrative Support Professional, Dental Assistant, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Vascular, Early Childhood Education, Foundations of Teacher Education, Human Services, Medical Administrative Coder, Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiography and Surgical Technology.

 
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