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Nontraditional Careers for Men and Women

There are occupations in every career field that are nontraditional for either men or women. Explore some of them to see if one might be for you.

Career Cluster Career Title Nontraditional for...
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Continuous Mining Machine Operators Women
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Environmental Engineering Technicians Women
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors Women
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Mine Cutting Machine Operators Women
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Pest Control Workers Women
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators Women
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Quarry Rock Splitters Women
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Tree Trimmers and Pruners Women
Architecture and Construction Architects Women
Architecture and Construction Architectural and Civil Drafters Women
Architecture and Construction Brickmasons Women
Architecture and Construction Brickmasons Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Carpenter Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Carpenter Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Carpenter Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Carpenters Women
Architecture and Construction Carpet Installers Women
Architecture and Construction Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers Women
Architecture and Construction Construction and Building Inspectors Women
Architecture and Construction Construction and Maintenance Painters Women
Architecture and Construction Construction Laborers Women
Architecture and Construction Construction Managers Women
Architecture and Construction Cost Estimators Women
Architecture and Construction Crane and Tower Operators Women
Architecture and Construction Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers Women
Architecture and Construction Electrical and Electronics Drafters Women
Architecture and Construction Electrician Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Electricians Women
Architecture and Construction Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles Women
Architecture and Construction Floor Sanders and Finishers Women
Architecture and Construction Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Women
Architecture and Construction Highway Maintenance Workers Women
Architecture and Construction Landscape Architects Women
Architecture and Construction Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers Women
Architecture and Construction Maintenance and Repair Workers Women
Architecture and Construction Mechanical Drafters Women
Architecture and Construction Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators Women
Architecture and Construction Painter Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Pipelayers Women
Architecture and Construction Plumber Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Plumbers Women
Architecture and Construction Refractory Materials Repairers Women
Architecture and Construction Roofer Helpers Women
Architecture and Construction Roofers Women
Architecture and Construction Stonemasons Women
Architecture and Construction Structural Iron and Steel Workers Women
Architecture and Construction Tapers Women
Architecture and Construction Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Women
Architecture and Construction Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers Women
Architecture and Construction Terrazzo Workers and Finishers Women
Architecture and Construction Tile and Marble Setters Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Audio and Video Equipment Technicians Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Broadcast Technicians Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Camera Operators Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Film and Video Editors Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Public Address System and Other Announcers Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Radio and Television Announcers Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Sound Engineering Technicians Women
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Theatrical and Performance Makeup Artists Men
Business, Management, and Administration Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Men
Business, Management, and Administration Couriers and Messengers Women
Business, Management, and Administration Data Entry Keyers Men
Business, Management, and Administration Executive Secretaries Men
Business, Management, and Administration File Clerks Men
Business, Management, and Administration General Office Clerks Men
Business, Management, and Administration Human Resources Assistants Men
Business, Management, and Administration Interpreters and Translators Men
Business, Management, and Administration Interviewers Men
Business, Management, and Administration Legal Secretaries Men
Business, Management, and Administration Medical Secretaries Men
Business, Management, and Administration Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Men
Business, Management, and Administration Receptionists and Information Clerks Men
Business, Management, and Administration Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Men
Business, Management, and Administration Word Processors and Typists Men
Education and Training Clerical Library Assistants Men
Education and Training Elementary School Teachers Men
Education and Training High School Special Education Teachers Men
Education and Training Kindergarten Teachers Men
Education and Training Librarians Men
Education and Training Middle School Career and Technical Education Teachers Men
Education and Training Middle School Special Education Teachers Men
Education and Training Middle School Teachers Men
Education and Training Preschool Teachers Men
Education and Training Teacher Assistants Men
Finance Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks Men
Finance Loan Interviewers and Clerks Men
Finance Tellers Men
Finance Title Examiners and Searchers Men
Government and Public Administration Aerospace Engineering Technicians Women
Government and Public Administration Aerospace Engineers Women
Government and Public Administration Airline Pilots Women
Government and Public Administration Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Men
Government and Public Administration Chemical Engineers Women
Government and Public Administration Civil Engineers Women
Government and Public Administration Computer Hardware Engineers Women
Government and Public Administration Computer Programmers Women
Government and Public Administration Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers Women
Government and Public Administration Construction and Building Inspectors Women
Government and Public Administration Couriers and Messengers Women
Government and Public Administration Court Reporters Men
Government and Public Administration Court, Municipal, and License Clerks Men
Government and Public Administration Data Entry Keyers Men
Government and Public Administration Detectives and Criminal Investigators Women
Government and Public Administration Executive Secretaries Men
Government and Public Administration Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators Women
Government and Public Administration General Office Clerks Men
Government and Public Administration Government Program Eligibility Interviewers Men
Government and Public Administration Highway Maintenance Workers Women
Government and Public Administration Human Resources Assistants Men
Government and Public Administration Industrial Engineering Technicians Women
Government and Public Administration Industrial Engineers Women
Government and Public Administration Interpreters and Translators Men
Government and Public Administration Interviewers Men
Government and Public Administration Judicial Law Clerks Men
Government and Public Administration Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers Women
Government and Public Administration Legal Secretaries Men
Government and Public Administration Maintenance and Repair Workers Women
Government and Public Administration Paralegals and Legal Assistants Men
Government and Public Administration Parking Lot Attendants Women
Government and Public Administration Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Men
Government and Public Administration Pest Control Workers Women
Government and Public Administration Receptionists and Information Clerks Men
Government and Public Administration Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Men
Government and Public Administration Security Guards Women
Government and Public Administration Surveying and Mapping Technicians Women
Health Science Chiropractors Women
Health Science Dental Assistants Men
Health Science Dental Hygienists Men
Health Science Dentists Women
Health Science Dietitians and Nutritionists Men
Health Science Exercise Physiologists Men
Health Science Health Care Social Workers Men
Health Science Home Health Aides Men
Health Science Licensed Practical Nurses Men
Health Science Massage Therapists Men
Health Science Medical Equipment Repairers Women
Health Science Medical Records Technicians Men
Health Science Medical Secretaries Men
Health Science Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Men
Health Science Occupational Therapists Men
Health Science Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Women
Health Science Orthodontists Women
Health Science Prosthodontists Women
Health Science Psychiatric Aides Men
Hospitality and Tourism Butchers and Meat Cutters Women
Hospitality and Tourism Chefs and Head Cooks Women
Hospitality and Tourism Dishwashers Women
Hospitality and Tourism Maids and Housekeepers Men
Hospitality and Tourism Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters Women
Hospitality and Tourism Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses Men
Hospitality and Tourism Travel Agents Men
Human Services Child, Family, and School Social Workers Men
Human Services Clergy Women
Human Services Government Program Eligibility Interviewers Men
Human Services Health Care Social Workers Men
Human Services Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Men
Human Services Psychiatric Aides Men
Information Technology Computer Hardware Engineers Women
Information Technology Computer Programmers Women
Information Technology Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers Women
Law, Public Safety, and Security Court Reporters Men
Law, Public Safety, and Security Detectives and Criminal Investigators Women
Law, Public Safety, and Security Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators Women
Law, Public Safety, and Security Judicial Law Clerks Men
Law, Public Safety, and Security Paralegals and Legal Assistants Men
Law, Public Safety, and Security Radio Operators Women
Law, Public Safety, and Security Security Guards Women
Manufacturing Automotive Body Repairers Women
Manufacturing Bicycle Repairers Women
Manufacturing Butchers and Meat Cutters Women
Manufacturing Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers Women
Manufacturing Chemical Equipment Operators Women
Manufacturing Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators Women
Manufacturing Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers Women
Manufacturing Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers Women
Manufacturing Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators Women
Manufacturing Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators Women
Manufacturing Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators Women
Manufacturing Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators Women
Manufacturing Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians Women
Manufacturing Electro-Mechanical Technicians Women
Manufacturing Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers Women
Manufacturing Fabric Menders Women
Manufacturing Hand Cutters and Trimmers Women
Manufacturing Hand Grinding and Polishing Workers Women
Manufacturing Hand Sewers Men
Manufacturing Industrial Engineering Technicians Women
Manufacturing Industrial Engineers Women
Manufacturing Industrial Machinery Mechanics Women
Manufacturing Industrial Production Managers Women
Manufacturing Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Women
Manufacturing Machinists Women
Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Technicians Women
Manufacturing Medical Equipment Repairers Women
Manufacturing Millwrights Women
Manufacturing Mixing and Blending Machine Operators Women
Manufacturing Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners Women
Manufacturing Painting and Decorating Workers Women
Manufacturing Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers Women
Manufacturing Rail Car Repairers Women
Manufacturing Refractory Materials Repairers Women
Manufacturing Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators Women
Manufacturing Sheet Metal Workers Women
Manufacturing Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators Women
Manufacturing Tailors and Dressmakers Men
Manufacturing Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Women
Manufacturing Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers Women
Manufacturing Tire Repairers and Changers Women
Manufacturing Tool and Die Makers Women
Manufacturing Transportation Equipment Painters Women
Manufacturing Vehicle Cleaners Women
Manufacturing Watch Repairers Women
Manufacturing Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers Women
Manufacturing Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Automotive Body Repairers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Barbers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Bicycle Repairers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Butchers and Meat Cutters Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Demonstrators and Product Promoters Men
Marketing, Sales, and Service Driver/Sales Workers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Freight and Stock Laborers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Men
Marketing, Sales, and Service Manicurists and Pedicurists Men
Marketing, Sales, and Service Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Medical Equipment Repairers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Models Men
Marketing, Sales, and Service Motorcycle Mechanics Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Parking Lot Attendants Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Parts Salespersons Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Pest Control Workers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Rail Car Repairers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Refractory Materials Repairers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Shampooers Men
Marketing, Sales, and Service Skincare Specialists Men
Marketing, Sales, and Service Slaughterers and Meat Packers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Tailors and Dressmakers Men
Marketing, Sales, and Service Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Theatrical and Performance Makeup Artists Men
Marketing, Sales, and Service Tire Repairers and Changers Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Tree Trimmers and Pruners Women
Marketing, Sales, and Service Watch Repairers Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Aerospace Engineers Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Chemical Engineers Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Civil Engineering Technicians Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Civil Engineers Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Electrical and Electronics Drafters Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Electrical Engineers Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Electronics Engineers Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Environmental Engineering Technicians Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Health and Safety Engineers Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Industrial Engineering Technicians Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Industrial Engineers Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Mechanical Drafters Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Mechanical Engineers Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators Women
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Surveying and Mapping Technicians Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Aerospace Engineering Technicians Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Airplane Pilots Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Automotive Body Repairers Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Bicycle Repairers Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Bus and Truck Mechanics Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Commercial Pilots Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Court, Municipal, and License Clerks Men
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Farm Equipment Mechanics Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Freight and Stock Laborers Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Motorboat Mechanics Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Motorcycle Mechanics Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Rail Car Repairers Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Tire Repairers and Changers Women
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Women