NonTraditional Careers: Career & Technical Education

When you see a closed door in front of you, there are a couple of choices that may come to mind: don’t bother knocking, it must be a sign that you are not welcome; or step up, knock on the door and find out who & what is on the other side. Pursuing a nontraditional by gender career pathway is a little like seeing another door, a door that can open to new possibilities. Some you may not have imagined would be open to you.

A Nontraditional by Gender (NTG) career is one which has not generally had as many men or women in a particular field. For example, women entering a STEM career as an engineer, or working in Criminal Justice – Police, or men entering Accounting, Paralegal, or working in Nursing and other health science careers all fall under the NTG category.

There are exceptional benefits about working in a NTG career: an increase in opportunities and potential growth, earning more money, and being part of progressive change. And the best part is you will not be alone. Support is available for students on every step of their journey towards a NTG career, in school and beyond. You can learn from the NTG leaders who have come before you, support staff, and other NTG students enrolled in these programs for continued guidance, training, inspiration, and connecting you to the resources needed to succeed.

The Perkins Team at SUNY Broome includes Enrollment, Academic and Career Coaches, as well as a Technical Assistant to support you throughout your journey towards a valuable NTG career.

Are you ready to knock on that door and find the opportunities available on the other side? We’d be happy to help you open the door to an exciting and rewarding career!

For additional information on NTG programs and careers, please contact us at:

-Perkins Career & Technical Education Team

Perkins Flyer Non Traditional By Gender (PDF)