Nontraditional Careers

Young female student work on a light bulb in the Automation program

Explore Nontraditional Careers

Don't let stereotypes keep you from considering a career that may be right for you. At WITC, several men have gone into nursing. It’s a high-paying, constantly changing job that’s in demand across the country. Women have pursued careers in construction, welding or engine repair. They’re fast-paced and diverse jobs that let you tackle a variety of tasks.

If you’re someone who is interested in trying new things and willing to separate yourself from the herd, then a nontraditional job may be just what you’re after. A nontraditional career is one in which 25 percent or less of women – or men – are employed in that field. For example, only 14 percent of all working women are employed in nontraditional fields, the majority of which are blue collar or technical fields that do not require a four-year college degree.

There are many reasons to consider a nontraditional career. Nontraditional fields can provide excellent salaries and benefits compared to fields that are more traditionally dominated by men or women. Base your career decisions on your own interests and skills, and then get ready to turn your passion into a new career.

Male student works with simulation equipment in the Nursing program

Nontraditional Careers for Men

Business, Management and Administration
Administrative Professional
Medical Administrative Professional
Office Support Specialist

Health Sciences
Dental Assistant
Medical Administrative Professional
Medical Assistant
Nursing Assistant
Nursing - Associate Degree
Occupational Therapy Assistant

Human Services
Early Childhood Education

Nontraditional Careers for Women

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Agricultural Power and Equipment Technician
Dairy Herd Management
Farm Operation

Architecture and Construction
Architectural Commercial Design
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
Residential Construction

Information Technology
Information Technology – Cybersecurity
Information Technology – Systems Administrative Specialist
Information Technology – Web Analyst/Programmer
Broadband Academy

Law, Public Safety and Security
Criminal Justice Studies
Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement Academy

Automated Packaging Systems Technician
Automation for Industrial Systems
Industrial Maintenance Technician
Machine Tool Operation
Machine Tool Operation-CNC
Machine Tool Technician
Machine Tooling Technics

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Automotive Maintenance Technician
Marine Repair Technician
Power Sports Technician

Female student in the Ag Power program

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Nontraditional Career Resources

WITC staff are available to assist you in: 

- Career Exploration

- Counseling

- Finding Additional Resources and more

Call 800.243.9482 to Meet with a Counselor


Are you ready to experience success? WITC staff are standing by to support you in reaching your educational and career goals, so do it. Take the leap.