Non-Traditional Careers for Women

 

Non-traditional careers for women

Episode 36–Non-Traditional Careers for Women

In the seven or so months since The Working Woman Radio Show podcast has been on the air, I have had the pleasure of interviewing a variety of women who work in a variety of jobs and careers, including doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, and journalists, but today I want to focus on non-traditional career choices for women.

The U.S. Department of Labor defines a non-traditional career for women as one in which 25% or less of those employed in the field are women. It is hard to believe that, in the 21st century, the Department of Labor lists over 100 occupations that fall into this category, among them police officers and architects. 

Let me share a few reasons why a woman working in a non-traditional job would be an important option. 

First, according to the U.S. Department of Labor statistics, in 2017 the median weekly earnings of women who worked full-time were only 82% of men’s full-time median weekly earnings. 

Secondly, women are underrepresented in occupations across many occupational groups including those in the construction trades and STEM fields. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Finally, non-traditional occupations offer a woman higher entry-level wages and higher pay as she advances in her career. 

So with that in mind, I would like to share with my listeners a list of 17 non-traditional jobs along with some quick facts for each of them. The purpose of this is to give women as many options as possible as they make decisions about future careers. 

 

Helpful Resources:

 

Non-Traditional Careers for Women

Occupational Outlook Handbook–US Bureau of Labor

Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections
PSB Suite 21352 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20212-0001

Telephone: 1-202-691-5700

www.bls.gov/ooh

 

 

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Technical College System of Georgia

The HOPE Career Grant can be the boost a student needs to get started on a rewarding career in a well-paying job, and without accumulating a lot of student debt. It also helps Georgia employers by creating a pipeline of skilled workers they can hire well into the future. TCSG offers 17 tuition-FREE programs of study. For more information, go to https://tcsg.edu/free-tuition/.

 

 

 

Non-Traditional Careers for Women

Non-Traditional Careers for Women

The U.S. Department of Labor defines a non-traditional career for women as one in which 25% or less of those employed in the field are women (Nontraditional Occupations for Women. U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau).

 

 

 

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The Self-Employed Woman-Pt. 2

The Self-Employed Woman Part 2Episode 6-The Self-Employed Woman-Pt.2

Many people look at a popular show like ‘Shark Tank’ and think that being an entrepreneur is super cool. While there are lots of positive things about being self-employed, it takes patience and tenacity to grow a successful business.

Helen King, a freelance writer/editor and the owner and operator of ‘Write Words’, an editorial service, will share the secrets of her entrepreneurial success.

During our interview, we will explore how to monetize your passions. We will also discuss the marketing tools necessary to grow your business. Finally, we deal with managing the many tasks of owning and operating a business.

 

Free Resources for Entrepreneurs

 

Prezi

Prezi allows you to create presentations using a large canvas format, as opposed to traditional slideshows. The service allows for zooming in and out of images, which they say is a more natural and effective way to communicate ideas. Prezi is available as a desktop, iPad, or “Meeting” account, which allows you to work on and share presentations with others in real time.

A free account allows you to create presentations and download them, while paid accounts of $59 or $159 per year offer other features such as the ability to make presentations private, work on a Prezi offline, or receive more storage space.

cooltext

CoolText generates logos and other graphics for free. After you submit a form describing the kind of logo you need, CoolText custom-generates one. You can also create buttons for use on a website. CoolText hosts the images online and provides an HTML code to link to. The site also offers more than 1,200 free fonts.

While you may want to hire a professional graphic designer for your main company logo, this can be a great way to make quick logos for campaigns or individual promotions. It can also help you get started if you simply don’t yet have a budget for your startup. This service is completely free.

Google Docs

Google Docs is a completely free online spreadsheets and document management tool that comes with your Gmail/Google Account. The spreadsheet feature (which doesn’t quite have all of the features of Excel) is particularly useful when you need to have multiple people working on the same spreadsheet at the same time (something you can’t do with Dropbox). It’s also very useful for collaborative editing of documents (including text files). There have been massive improvements to Google Docs in the last year (e.g. offline editing) and it looks like it will only get better in the coming years.

The Self-Employed Woman- Pt. 1

The Self-Employed WomanEpisode 5–The Self-Employed Woman- Part 1

Being self-employed offers exciting opportunities and wonderful freedoms that traditional jobs don’t always allow. However, being an entrepreneur comes with a myriad of challenges and possible pitfalls.

Special guest, Angela Paul, is the owner and the chief executive officer of Math Plus Educational Services. She will help us look at the common trouble spots that come with being a entrepreneur and discuss solutions for solving them.

 

 

Discussion topics for this episode are as follows:

 -Is self-employment right for me?

 -What do I do about setting up a home office, scheduling, etc.

-How do I manage the finances of my business?

-Who can I talk to about my business if I need more help?

 

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