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Non-traditional Career Information

Career Services, Non - traditional Career Information at Catawba Valley Community College. At CVCC, we are here to assist you in exploring your career options and pursuing the career path that best fits you!

Female giving thumbs upA non-traditional career is one in which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the total employed in that occupation.  While all students are encouraged to choose a career plan that suits their interests, values and strengths, some students may become discouraged from pursuing these occupations based on the belief that certain careers are suitable for men or women only.  Also, students may not be aware of the variety of careers available.

At CVCC, we are here to assist you in exploring your career options and pursuing the career path that best fits you!

 

What Are Some Benefits of Choosing a Non-traditional Career?

           

For Females

Greater Earnings

   

Better Opportunity for Advancement

   

Prestige & Challenge

   

Variety

   

Gender Equity Practices

   

Being a Pioneer

   

Greater Job and Self Satisfaction

For Males

More Opportunity

   

Rapid Advancement

   

Challenge

   

Variety

   

Gender Equity Practices

   

Being a Pioneer

   

Greater Job and Self Satisfaction  

Based on information from Progressive Careers Series, Non-traditional Careers Guide to Nontraditional Occupations for Women and for Men

 

What Programs Are Considered Non-traditional at CVCC?

           

For Females

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

   

Associate in Engineering

Automotive Systems Technology

   

Basic Law Enforcement

   

Computer Engineering Technology

   

Computer-Integrated Machining Technology

   

Computer Programming

   

Electrical Systems Technology

   

Electronics Engineering Technology

   

Fire Protection Technology

   

Health & Fitness Science

   

Industrial Systems Technology

   

Mechanical Engineering Technology

   

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Networking Technology

   

Turfgrass Management

   

Welding Technology

For Males

Associate Degree Nursing

   

Cosmetology

   

Dental Hygiene

   

Early Childhood Education

   

Electroneurodiagnotics Technology

   

Health Information Technology

   

Healthcare Management Technology

   

Medical Office Administration

   

Office Administration

   

Photographic Technology

   

Polysomnography

   

Radiography

   

Respiratory Therapy

Surgical Technology

How Do I Know If A Non-traditional Career Is For Me?

Female having teeth cleanMaking informed career decisions requires knowing yourself (your interests, values, skills and personality) as well as knowing as much as you can about the careers that interest you. The CVCC Career Center can assist you in exploring your career options. We offer a variety of career assessments and career resources to help you discover your career path.  If you are interested in discussing your career path, please visit the Career Center, contact us at 828-327-7000, ext. 4690 or email careercenter@cvcc.edu to schedule an appointment with the career counselor.

For additional non-traditional career information, please visit our Career Resources webpage.