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Non-Traditional Careers

What is a non-traditional career?

It's a career in which 25 percent or less of a certain gender is represented; for instance, men in nursing and women in automotive technology. Research shows men and women are increasingly moving into and succeeding in non-traditional careers. Some of the best benefits of non-traditional careers are learning new things that will lead to better advancement opportunities, higher salaries and better benefits in one's career.

Explore a Non-Traditional Career

Scholarship Sources for Non-Traditional Career Students

Moraine Valley Career Programs

For more information about non-traditional careers or to obtain a complete list of non-traditional careers, contact the Job Resource Center at or (708) 974-5737.