Nontraditional Careers

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
~ Robert Frost

Nontraditional (NT) careers are career fields in which individuals from one gender make up less than 25% of the total individuals employed in that field.

Choosing your career path should be based on your own personal interests and abilities. When you choose a career based on your abilities and interests, you have the opportunity to achieve greater job satisfaction and earnings potential, and become successful in your chosen field.

Discover the benefits and challenges of a nontraditional career.

To learn more about the nontraditional career majors Penn College offers, navigate to our Careers for Women or Careers for Men section.

Services Offered

  • Job searching
  • Career exploration
  • Facilitating access to support services
  • Connection with mentors
  • Résumé and cover letter assistance
  • Mock interviews

My time as a female [student] in the IT program was great. I never once felt like I wasn't a part of the team or that I was treated differently just because I was a girl. My professors and fellow peers made my time at Penn College amazing!

Alesha Frazier, Web & Application Development Concentration

The professors and the other students are really cool to be around. There is a level of comfort that reminds me of high school, in the sense that if you have a question or need help, you are not too intimidated or scared to ask for it.

Jack Foister, Legal Assistant-Paralegal

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