I learned a long time ago that education of any kind can be of a benefit. I think it is especially important today when unemployment is still at record highs, the government reports that the unemployment is currently @ 8%(only includes Americans on unemployment rolls) the real unemployment is 16% (according to Topics Breit Bart). It is important for women to think about a career for both short and long term needs.
I now sit with my daughter and we talk about her future. We will decide togehter if she should go to college or into a trade. Both options have disadvantages and advantages for today and in the future.
Women that may be entering or re-entering the workforce may want to consider a non-traditional job or be trained in a non-traditional field. Many universities/colleges, state agencies and/or women organizations have associations to help women with the process. In Oregon there are several organizations that help women of all ages.
There are many jobs that are considered non-traditional for women: (some of the most under representative)
- Tool and die makers
- Logging workers
- Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
- Structural iron and steel workers
- Maintenance workers, machinery
- Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons (U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau).
Other Non-traditional jobs for women: (increasing numbers of women entering)
- Architects, except naval
- Farmers and ranchers
- Network systems and data communications analysts
- Security guards and gaming surveillance officers
- Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers (U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau).
Good luck in your search for success!!!
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