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Nontraditional Occupations for Women in 20031 (Numbers in thousands)
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Employed Occupation Upholsterers Farmers and ranchers Metalworkers and plastic workers, all other Dishwashers Detectives and criminal investigators Supervisors, protective service workers, all other Architects, except naval Drafters Engineering technicians, except drafters Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives Security guards and gaming surveillance officers Miscellaneous agricultural workers Cutting workers Job printers First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges Chefs and head cooks Industrial engineers, including health and safety Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand Couriers and messengers Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers Barbers Printing machine operators Industrial production managers Surveying and mapping technicians Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers Transportation, storage, and distribution managers Meter readers, utilities 79 216 225 50 939 85 281 180 1,748 244 206 95 191 276 75 65 127 781 741 95 83

Employed Percent Female 25 24.7 24.3 23.8 23.2 23 22.2 21.9 21.7 21.5 21.3 21.1 21 21 20.5 20.1 20 19.9 19.4 18.4 18 18 17.9 17.8 17.4 17.3 16.5 16.2 16 16

Both Sexes Female 56 825 423 294 112 100 180 224 419 14 204 103 70 26 23 40 49 91 14 27 165 156 20 17 189 17 56 35 321 44 37 17 34 48 13 13 35 36 8

Service station attendants Painting workers Cost estimators Chemical engineers Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood

96 177 100 75 62 Employed

15 27 15 11 9

15.6 15.2 15 14.7 14.5

Employed Percent Female 46 57 35 19 39 9 8 8 76 35 36 9 7 8 11 10 5 7 9 7 1 46 24 8 28 5 26 78 4 36 44 4 Female 14.1 13.9 13.9 13.9 13.6 13.6 12.9 12.5 12.4 12.4 12.2 11 10.8 10.4 10.3 10.1 10 9.7 9.5 9.5 9.1 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.2 7.9 7.2 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.6

Occupation Cleaners of vehicles and equipment Clergy Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers Parts salespersons Taxi drivers and chauffeurs Motor vehicle operators, all other Precision instrument and equipment repairers Material moving workers, all other Police and sheriff’s patrol officers Engineers, all other Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers Aerospace engineers First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers Engineering managers Computer hardware engineers Sales engineers Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders Construction and building inspectors Parking lot attendants Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic Industrial truck and tractor operators Civil engineers Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers Refuse and recyclable material collectors Electrical and electronic engineers Grounds maintenance workers Miscellaneous construction and related workers Welding, soldering, and brazing workers Painting, construction and maintenance Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators

Both Sexes 326 410 251 137 286 66 62 64 612 282 296 82 65 77 99 50 72 95 74 11 534 278 94 340 63 363 1,135 58 528 660 61

Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers 107

Telecommunications line installers and repairers Pest control workers Construction managers Cabinet makers and bench carpenters Railroad conductors and yardmasters

138 81 680 70 53 Employed

9 5 40 4 3

6.5 6.2 5.9 5.7 5.7

Employed Percent Female 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.4 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.1 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.3 3 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.1 1

Occupation Glaziers Mechanical engineers Other, installation, maintenance, and repair workers First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers Machinists Sheet metal workers Driver/sales workers and truck drivers Tool and die makers Millwrights Highway maintenance workers Fire fighters Helpers, construction trades Aircraft pilots and flight engineers Crane and tower operators Security and fire alarm systems installers Construction laborers Maintenance and repair workers, general Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers Logging workers First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics Aircraft mechanics and service technicians Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers Electricians Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers Plasterers and stucco masons Stationary engineers and boiler operators Carpenters Automobile service technicians and mechanics Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators Roofers Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Both Sexes Female 53 285 272 223 454 147 3,214 88 73 79 258 114 116 61 60 1,151 309 271 120 79 897 460 128 86 774 205 53 113 1,595 884 376 233 88 595 3 16 15 12 22 7 148 4 3 3 9 4 4 2 2 35 8 7 3 2 22 11 3 2 16 4 1 2 26 12 5 3 1 6

Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 200 339 Employed Occupation Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons Electrical power-line installers and repairers Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers Structural iron and steel workers Small engine mechanics
1Nontraditional

2 3 Employed Female 2 1 2 0 --

1 0.9 Percent Female 0.9 0.9 0.6 0 --

Both Sexes 218 111 350 71 54

occupations are those in which women comprise 25 percent or less of total employed.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Unpublished data, Annual Averages 2003, Current Population Survey.

Women’s Bureau March 2003

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