What are non-traditional careers? The answer depends on whether you are a man or a woman. These sites explore non-traditional careers. Included are career lists, movies, audio files, and games. There are two eThemes resources on careers also included.
The Pros and Cons of Non-Traditional Careers
Read this article and explore the list of non-traditional careers for men and women. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Non-Traditional Career Resource Center
Students can click on "NCR TV" for a video entitled, "Could This Be Your Life?" The video requires Flash. Teachers can download "Instructional Materials" for the video.
Students can play one of these games: "Cryptic Codes," Mandala Maker," "Mixed Messages," or "Digital Composer." On this site girls are encouraged to think of careers in math, science, and technology.
Careers in Psychology
Scroll down for a list of males and females in many different jobs relating to psychology.
Non-Traditional Employment for Women
Read this article that has a list of occupations considered non-traditional for women. NOTE: The site includes ads. NOTE: The site has a link to a forum.
USA Today: More Men Train to be Nurses, Midwives, Secretaries
"Shaky economy prompts some to try female-dominated fields." Read this interesting perspective on males and their reasons for being murses or mannies. Site includes discussion questions.
NPR: Training US Women for Space
Listen to the audio file about the secret program in 1961 to test women pilots for space flight.
Dr. Sally Ride
This site has a short biography on Sally Ride, the first American woman to orbit the earth.
Read this biographical data on Eileen Collins, Space Shuttle commander.
NASA provides biographical information on Ellen Ochoa, mission specialist and deputy director of flight crew operations.
Virtual Skies: A NASA Educational Web Site
Students can explore the occupation of air traffic controller. Site requires Flash or choose the "Static Web Site" if you are using a screen reader.
This California site for women has construction job descriptions and pay scales on a "Job Board."
US Department of Labor: Women's Bureau
Read this historical overview of women in the work force.
Chicago Women in Trades
Students can take a self assessment quiz or investigate the FAQs. Click on "Women in
Trades" for an overview.
Rosie the Riveter
Students can explore this national historic site dedicated to Rosie the Riveter, the WWII icon of women workers.
Library of Congress: Rosie the Riveter
Students can watch a fourteen minute webcast. Webcast requires RealPlayer.
PBS: A WASP Among Eagles
Read about the women pilots in WWII.
eThemes Resource: Careers: Inventory and Interest Assessments
These sites contain online inventory and interest assessments. These assessments can help to create students' profiles, identify skills, abilities, specific interests, and help to find a right career.
eThemes Resource: Career Path: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
These websites are all about the careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Find out which careers are right for you by learning about career availability, skills, education level required, and salary.