Nontraditional Occupations for Women in 20051 (Numbers in thousands) Employed Both Sexes

814 322 123 1,664 264 164 99 292 832 82 54 100 868 317 60 410 195 106 200 202 112 1,806 310 5 58 309 69 123 218 291 435 60 198 189 667 100 347 2,793 384

Occupation
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers Network systems and data communications analysts Detectives and criminal investigators Chief executives Dishwashers Dentists Environmental scientists and geoscientists Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers Computer software engineers Chiropractors Funeral directors Cutting workers First-line supervisors, managers of production and operating workers Chefs and head cooks Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders, Metal and plastic Engineering technicians, except drafters Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers Barbers Network and computer systems administrators Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers Cost estimators Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand Industrial production managers Upholsterers Helpers—production workers Couriers and messengers Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, Operators, and tenders, metal and plastic Printing machine operators Taxi drivers and chauffeurs Clergy Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders Painting workers Industrial engineers, including health and safety Police and sheriff’s patrol officers Service station attendants Cleaners of vehicles and equipment Architecture and engineering occupations Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers

Employed Female
201 79 29 391 63 37 22 65 182 18 12 21 181 65 12 83 38 20 37 37 19 312 53 9 9 49 11 19 34 45 67 9 30 28 97 14 49 38 53

Percent Female
24.7 24.6 23.8 23.8 23.8 22.5 22.5 22.3 21.9 21.8 21.5 21.2 20.9 20.4 20.3 20.2 19.3 19.2 18.4 18.1 17.4 17.3 17.2 16.7 16.2 15.8 15.7 15.7 15.6 15.5 15.5 15.2 15.0 14.9 14.3 14.2 14.1 13.8 13.7

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators Radio and telecommunications equipment and installers repairers Civil engineers First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives Announcers Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers, and repairers Parts salespersons Transportation, storage, and distribution managers Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood Computer control programmers and operators Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine Tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic Parking lot attendants Engineering managers Refuse and recyclable material collectors Construction and building inspectors Precision instrument and equipment repairers Painters, construction and maintenance Grounds Maintenance workers Electrical and electronics engineers Machinists Construction managers Industrial truck and tractor operators First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and grading Telecommunications line installers and repairers Mechanical engineers Welding, soldering, and brazing workers First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers Aircraft pilots and flight engineers Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters Water and liquid waste treatment plant and systems operators Highway maintenance workers Security and fire alarm systems installers Driver/sales workers and truck drivers Aircraft mechanics and service technicians Maintenance and repair workers, general Construction laborers Sheet metal workers Electrical power-line installers and repairers Fire fighters Helpers, construction trades Stationary engineers and boiler operators Home appliance repairers

92 214 319 122 61 60 139 244 56 51 93 60 65 97 73 107 69 689 1,187 352 420 881 541 238 152 318 576 314 121 82 79 94 60 3,409 140 344 1,491 147 110 243 113 116 53

12 29 42 15 7 7 17 28 6 6 10 6 6 9 6 9 5 52 89 25 29 55 34 15 9 18 33 18 6 4 4 4 3 153 6 14 54 5 4 8 4 3 2

13.6 13.5 13.2 12.5 12.2 12.0 12.0 11.7 11.3 11.2 10.8 10.3 10.0 9.5 8.7 8.5 7.7 7.5 7.5 7.1 6.8 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.0 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.2 4.9 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.1 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.0

First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers Crane and tower operators Surveying and mapping technicians Operating engineers and other construction equipment Pest control workers Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics Electricians Roofers Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and Repairers Millwrights Automotive body and related repairers Carpenters Small engine mechanics Automotive service technicians and mechanics Logging workers Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers Structural iron and steel workers Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers Locomotive engineers and operators Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters Tool and die makers Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers Railroad conductors and yardmasters Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators

1,012 72 95 414 69 444 852 274 297 61 65 168 1,797 63 954 85 119 63 393 51 661 90 224 245 252 53 365 86

29 2 3 11 2 11 22 7 7 1 1 3 34 1 17 1 2 1 5 .7 8 1 2 2 2 .4 2 .2

2.9 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.8 .7 0.5 0.2

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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 2005, Current Population Survey. Women’s Bureau March 2006