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Non-Traditional Occupations

Moraine Park Technical College banner of welding lab with instructor and student.

What is a Non-Traditional Occupation?

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

Why nontraditional? Why not?

  • 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
  • Career Shadowing
  • Connection to College Resources
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Assistance with ANYTHING!

Check MPTC’s program areas below to see if you are an NTO student

Male Identified NTO ProgramsFemale Identified NTO Programs
Accounting AssistantABC Carpentry Apprenticeship
Administrative ProfessionalABC Construction Electrician Apprenticeship
Child Care ServicesAir Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology
Chiropractic SpecialistAutomotive Technician
CosmetologyAutomotive Technology
Cosmetology ApprenticeshipBuilding Trades Construction Worker
Early Childhood EducationCivil Engineering Technician – Structural
Food Service ProductionCNC/Tool and Die Technologies
Health Information TechnologyCriminal Justice – Corrections
Instructional AssistantElectrical Power Distribution
Legal Administrative ProfessionalElectricity
Medical AssistantFabrication Technologies
Medical Coding SpecialistInformation Technology – Network Specialist
Medical Laboratory TechnicianMechanical Design Technology
Medical Office SpecialistMechatronics
Nursing Metal Fabrication
Nursing AssistantParamedic Technician
Office AssistantProcess Engineering Technology
ParalegalTool & Die Technologies Apprenticeship
Pharmacy TechnicianWater Quality Technology
Respiratory TherapistWind Energy
Surgical Technology

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