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Nontraditional Careers

In spite of what you may think, there's no such thing as a "man's job" or a "woman's job." Skill requirements don't have a gender, so why should jobs?

Nontraditional Careers for Men and Women

Occupations that are nontraditional for women are those where at least 75 percent of the workers are male. Nontraditional occupations for men are at least 75 percent female. View this list to explore careers and expand your options.

Skill Sets in Nontraditional Careers

Did you know that registered nurses use many of the same skills as civil engineers? Or that the skills for construction managers are a lot like those for meeting and convention planners? Skill requirements don't have a gender.

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Take our quiz to see how much you really know about nontraditional employment. Some of the answers may surprise you!

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

STEM is short for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. It is a growing cluster of careers. Although many STEM occupations are male dominated, some are female dominated. Others are an even mix of men and women. This section offers tips, resources, and links for women considering STEM careers.

Nontraditional Career Resources

Looking for more? Find national and Minnesota-specific help and resources.