Non-Traditional Careers

Why non-traditional?

NTO careers can mean …

  • Higher Wages
  • Financial Security
  • Good Benefits
  • Demand for Skilled Workers
  • Opportunities for Advancement
  • Freedom to Pursue Careers Related to Interests and Abilities

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

Most STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) fields are dominated by men. That makes these fields an excellent career choice for women!

Nursing Programs: 9 in 10 Nurses Are Women, But Men In The Profession Have Higher Salaries

Consider 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. Today, many women and men are breaking down barriers to pursue careers.

Entering a non-traditional occupation (NTO) can be rewarding. You have the potential to:

  • earn a great salary
  • fulfill a personal dream
  • enjoy a career doing something you love

Entering an NTO can also be challenging. You may not have:

  • a mentor within your profession
  • support from friends or family
  • support from coworkers

Choosing a non-traditional Career

Aleris Gonzalez is the NTO Career Counselor at Hostos Community College. She can offer support, advice and resources while you are exploring or enrolled in a non-traditional program at Hostos Community College.

Nontraditional Career Resources
You’re your Dream Job

Thinking about — or already in — a nontraditional career? Need information or support? There are plenty of resources and organizations that can help.

This program is made possible with funds from the Carl D. Perkins IV Career and Technical Education Program