Non Traditional Occupations

Would you like...

  • a high starting salary?
  • more advancement opportunities?
  • great employee benefits?
  • a job that is satisfying and challenging?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, consider a Non-Traditional Occupation.

A non-traditional occupation is defined as an occupation that employs 25% or less of a specific gender.

Breaking free of traditional career paths can result in...

  • Greater job satisfaction
  • More opportunities to live and work near your friends and family
  • A great way to continue learning and trying new things
The NTO Coordinator is available to meet with you to discuss further exploration of NTO Programs. As a NTO Program student, you will have support through-out your academic career.

Find high-skilled, high paying career opportunities in technical, trade and health care programs. Talk to a career counselor or program advisor at NWTC to find the right career for you!

Examples of non-traditional programs for women:

  • Apprenticeships in construction and industrial occupations
  • Automotive Technician and Technology
  • Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing Technician
  • Architectural Technology
  • Criminal Justice– Law Enforcement and Corrections
  • Network Specialist-IT
  • Computer Support Specialist-IT
  • Landscape Horticulture
  • Diesel Equipment Technology and Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Welding
  • Fire Protection Engineering Technology
  • Wood Tech
  • Prototype and Design
  • Electricity
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Machine Tool Operation

Examples of non-traditional programs for men:

  • Nursing (All programs)
  • Administrative Professional
  • Paralegal
  • Radiography
  • Medical Assistant
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Dental Assistant or Dental Hygienist
  • Jewelry Repair and Fabrication
  • Health Information Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Surgical Technician
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician

Contact: Student Support Services
Phone: (920) 498-6258 or
(800) 422-NWTC, ext. 6258