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Careers: Non-Traditional

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.


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Read this article and explore the list of non-traditional careers for men and women. NOTE: The site includes ads.
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.
Scroll down for a list of males and females in many different jobs relating to psychology.
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.
"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.
Listen to the audio file about the secret program in 1961 to test women pilots for space flight.
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.
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."
Read this historical overview of women in the work force.
Students can take a self assessment quiz or investigate the FAQs. Click on "Women in Trades" for an overview.
Students can explore this national historic site dedicated to Rosie the Riveter, the WWII icon of women workers.
Students can watch a fourteen minute webcast. Webcast requires RealPlayer.
Read about the women pilots in WWII.
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.
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.

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