Non-Traditional Occupations

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What is a Non-Traditional Occupation?

Non-Traditional Occupations are careers that currently employ 25% or less
of one gender.

Because Careers Have No Gender

  • Most NTO careers are expected to show rapid growth within the next ten
  • Non-traditional jobs are in many high-demand fields
  • Earn 20-30 percent more than traditional jobs
  • Achieve a high degree of job satisfaction
  • Excellent benefit packages
  • Support your family on a single income
  • More opportunities for advancement

Services Provided

  • Career Panels
  • Mentors/Networking Opportunities
  • Career Shadowing
  • Connection to College Resources
  • Scholarship Assistance/Events
  • Assistance with ANYTHING!

Check MPTC’s Nontraditional program areas

Male NTO Programs Female NTO Programs
Accounting AssistantAgri-Business/Science Technology
Administrative ProfessionalAgriculture Technician
BookkeperAir Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology
Child Care ServicesAutomotive Maintenance Technician
CosmetologyAutomotive Technician
Early Childhood EducationAutomotive Technology
Health Information TechnologyCivil Engineering Technician – Structural
Medical AssistantCNC/Tool and Die Technologies
Medical Coding SpecialistCriminal Justice
Medical Laboratory TechnicianCulinary Arts
Medical Office SpecialistElectrical Power Distribution
Nursing AssistantElectromechanical Technology
Virtual AssistantFabrication Technologies
ParalegalGas Utility Construction and Service 
Pharmacy Services ManagementHVAC Installation Technician
Pharmacy TechnicianIndustrial Mechanical Technician
RadiographyInformation Technology – Network Specialist
Respiratory TherapistInformation Technology – Software Developer 
Surgical TechnologyMechanical Design Technology
Cosmetology ApprenticeshipMetal Fabrication
Process Engineering Technology
Small Business Entrepreneurship
Water Quality Technology
Wind Energy Technology
ABC Carpentry Apprenticeship
ABC Construction Electrician Apprenticeship
Tool & Die Technologies Apprenticeship
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Apprenticeship

For more information, please contact the Academic Advisor-NTO:  Renae Fischer at 920-929-2477