Nontraditional Occupations for Women in 20041 (Numbers in thousands) Employed Both Sexes 423 267 1,680 798 167

54 73 312 65 89 133 121 53 190 64 199 111 416 304 195 299 101 53 177 220 70 54 1,797 63 57 241 293 63 235 664 Employed Female 103 64 392 181 37 12 16 68 14 19 28 25 11 39 13 40 22 82 60 38 57 19 10 33 39 12 9 290 10 9 36 43 9 32 88 Percent Female 24.3 24.0 23.3 22.7 22.2 22.2 21.9 21.8 21.5 21.3 21.0 20.7 20.7 20.5 20.3 20.1 19.8 19.7 19.7 19.5 19.1 18.8 18.9 18.6 17.7 17.1 16.7 16.1 15.9 15.9 14.9 14.7 14.3 13.6 13.2

Occupation Metalworkers and plastic workers, all other Dishwashers Chief executives Security guards and gaming surveillance officers Dentists Announcers Chiropractors Network systems and data communications analysts Job printers Supervisors, protective service workers, all other First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives Detectives and criminal investigators Precision instrument and equipment repairers Network and computer systems administrators Helpers—production workers Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers Engineering technicians, except drafters Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers Printing machine operators Chefs and head cooks Barbers Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders Industrial engineers, including health and safety Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers, and repairers Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand Chief engineers Motor vehicle operators, all others Transportation, storage, and distribution managers Couriers and messengers Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders Radio and telecommunications equipment and installers repairers Police and sheriff’s patrol officers

Occupation Painting workers Taxi drivers and chauffeurs Parking lot attendants Material moving workers, all other Construction and building inspectors Computer hardware engineers Surveying and mapping technicians Parts salespersons Cleaners of vehicles and equipment Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers Civil engineers Refuse and recyclable material collectors Service station attendants Engineers, all others Electrical and electronics engineers First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and grading Industrial truck and tractor operators Sales engineers Grounds maintenance workers Other installation, maintenance, and repair workers First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers Railroad conductors and yardmasters Pest control workers Construction managers Painters, construction and maintenance Mechanical engineers Engineering managers Water and liquid waste treatment plant and systems operators Fire fighters Aircraft pilots and flight engineers Helpers, construction trades Welding, soldering, and brazing workers Telecommunications line installers and repairers Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters Security and fire alarm systems installers Crane and tower operators

Employed Both Sexes 191 277 77 55 104 96 80 147 316 92 369 59 293 81 120 283 343 227 530 41 1,280 239 327 58 75 851 719 311 106 56 268 118 121 572 142 86 65 65

Employed Female 25 36 10 7 13 12 10 18 38 11 44 7 34 7 10 23 27 18 40 3 91 17 23 4 5 54 42 18 6 3 14 6 6 28 7 4 3 3

Percent Female 13.1 13.0 13.0 12.7 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.2 12.0 12.0 11.9 11.9 11.6 8.6 8.3 8.1 7.9 7.9 7.5 7.3 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.7 6.3 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.6 4.6 4.6

Occupation

Employed Both Sexes

Employed Female 147 20 12 6 16 5 2 2 3 3 40 3 2 4 20 765 33 5 1 5 12 4 3 6 2 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0

Percent Female 4.5 4.5 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers 3,276 Machinists 445 Maintenance and repair workers, general 300 Sheet metal workers 152 Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics 434 Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 135 Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers 56 Millwrights 59 Tool and die makers 86 Logging occupations 92 Construction laborers 1,234 Highway maintenance workers 96 Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers 68 Automotive body and related repairers 169 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 887 Electricians 781 Carpenters 1,764 Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers 268 Structural iron and steel workers 66 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 351 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 936 Operating engineers and other construction equipment 367 Roofers 269 Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 635 Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers 213 Stationary engineers and boiler operators 105 Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons 239 Electrical power-line installers and repairers 120 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 325 Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers 115 Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, and installers 91 Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators 80 Small engine mechanics 58
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Nontraditional 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 2004, Current Population Survey.
Women’s Bureau April 2004