Today women make up almost half the U.S. workforce, and long gone are the days when the only jobs open to women were as factory workers, secretaries, teachers or nurses. However, only about 10% of women today work in nontraditional occupations, despite the fact that they can earn 20-30% more than women in traditional occupations.
Women Prepare for Nontraditional Careers at Palm Beach State!
The programs listed below lead to careers considered nontraditional for women.
For a complete listing of our programs, go to www.palmbeachstate.edu/AreasofStudy.
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Associate in Science degree
College Credit Certificate
Advanced Technical Certificate
Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate
Working Toward Gender Balance
As women make inroads into male-dominated fields, careers once considered nontraditional are becoming more gender balanced. These include rewarding fields like biotechnology, environmental science, business entrepreneurship, internet services/website development, food service management and emergency medical services. Of course, there is still progress to be made. Just remember: Don't let gender stereotypes stop you from pursuing your dream job! To keep up with the latest labor statistics, bookmark the Data & Statistics page of the U.S. Department of Labor website.