What is a Non-traditional Occupation?
A Non-traditional Occupation is defined as any occupation in which women or
men comprise less than 25% of the workforce. Some examples of non-traditional occupations for women are firefighter, welder, or automotive technician; examples for men include nurse, interior
designer, or administrative professional.
In the past, girls' career options were limited to teaching, nursing or
administrative professionals. Boys looked at futures in construction, factory work, or mechanics. Times have changed! At Fox Valley Technical College, we want
you to pursue your dreams. We believe you can be anything you want to be!
Why choose Non-traditional?
- Freedom to pursue any career related to your interests and abilities
- Possibility to earn higher wages
- More opportunities for advancement, better benefits, and better financial security
- Demand for diversified workforce
- Fulfill your dreams
When choosing a non-traditional career, do some research before making your decision. Several online resources exist to help you make an informed decision.
FVTC has faculty members who have worked and now teach in non-traditional career areas. They can give you great advice about choosing a non-traditional occupation.
There are also testimonials available on this site from students who have entered non-traditional programs at FVTC. Their real-life information may help you make the decision that's right for you.
Judy Hohnberger is FVTC's Non-Traditional Occupations counselor. She can offer advice and resources to help you learn about non-traditional programs. You can email Judy
, or call Counseling Services at (920) 735-5696 to schedule an appointment.