A 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!
Based on information from Progressive Careers Series, Non-traditional Careers Guide to Nontraditional Occupations for Women and for Men.
Making 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with the career counselor.
For additional non-traditional career information, please visit our Career Resources webpage.