Non-Traditional Careers

Benefits of Nontraditional Careers:


Nontraditional careers offer better pay for women and more job opportunities to choose from for both genders.

Advancement Opportunities

Nontraditional careers usually have established steps for advancement. For example, in the construction trades workers move from apprentice to journey worker to or superintendent and so on.


In Nontraditional jobs that are unionized, wages are usually higher, and fringe benefits and job protections may be negotiated.


The greater the range of experience a job offers and the more options it makes available, the greater the chance for self-satisfaction.


Most Nontraditional jobs require specialized skills, which are usually compensated according to the amount of training or education.

Work Hours

Many Nontraditional careers in the skilled trades have potential overtime pay. Also, these jobs often provide a greater variety of schedules or shifts to choose from. Pay for evening and night shifts is usually higher.