Non-Traditional Students

What is a Non Traditional Student?
A non-traditional student would be any male or female that is enrolled in a program of study where the opposite gender accounts for more than 75%, such as a male student enrolled in Health and Human Services or a female in Automotive Technology.

Why Consider a Non Traditional Career?
There are many benefits to choosing a nontraditional career.

  • Higher Wages-20-30% more than traditional jobs
  • Broader job opportunities
  • Advancement Potential
  • Job Satisfaction

Non-Traditional Career Paths

For Women

For Men

Airline Pilots
Announcer
Architects
Automotive Technician
Auctioneers
Bellhops and Porters
Carpenters/Construction Workers
Chefs and Head Cooks
Clergy
Dentists
Electricians
Engineers
Film Directors
Firefighters
Fishers, Hunters, Trappers
Funeral Directors
Garbage/Waste Collectors
Groundskeepers and Gardeners
Hospital Administrators
Logging Workers
Machinists
Mail Carriers
Mathematicians

Mechanics
Meter Readers
Optometrists
Parking Lot Attendants
Pest Control Specialists
Printing Press Operators
Scientists and Science Teachers
Security Guards
Security and Fire System Installers
Service Station Attendants
Taxicab Drivers and Chauffeurs
Tow Truck Operators
Truck Drivers
Welders

Bank Tellers
Bookkeepers
Cashiers
Child Care Workers
Clerical/Administrative Support Workers
Cosmetologists
Court Reporters
Dental Assistants and Hygienists
Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Flight Attendants
Hair Stylists
Home Health Aides
Hotel Clerks
Librarians
Maids and Housekeepers
Nurses
Occupational and Physical Therapists
Receptionists
Secretaries
Sewing Machine Operators
Social Workers
Speech pathologists
Teacher Assistants

Why Nontraditional Career Training at Georgia Piedmont Technical College?
GPTC offers an array of education options for people interested in nontraditional training. We strongly encourage students to explore the many benefits of nontraditional careers.

In addition to quality training, The Equity/Special Pops Office of GPTC offers several support options for the non-traditional student such as career testing and exploration, academic preparation, and review, stress management, parenting skills, self-esteem improvement and job readiness training.

We also provide tangible support services such as a lending library that allows students to borrow text books on quarterly basis and MARTA transportation.

Is a Nontraditional Career For Me?

Click on the link and take the assessment: Non-Traditional Career Assessment

Non-Traditional Resources

Labor Market Information

U.S. Census (www.census.gov)
Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.bis.gov/oco/)
Career One Stop (www.careeronestop.org)

Helpful Resources for Women in Nontraditional Careers

NAPE (www.napequity.org)
Wider Opportunities for Women (www.wowonline.org)
Her Own Words (www.herownwords.com)
Quintessential Careers (www.quintcareers.com)

Grants and Scholarships for Non-Traditional Careers

For additional information, please contact:
Roz Bogle, 404-297-9522 ext.1280
bogler@gptc.edu