Nontraditional Occupations for Women in 20061 (Numbers in thousands) Employed Both Sexes

784 78 87 313 279 1,689 69 835 196 174 221 208 101 846 242 181 396 78 65 868 273 119 100 70 70 1,899 228 180 173 298 149 58 80 282 89 103 205 401

Occupation
Farmers and ranchers Cutting workers Administrative services managers Chefs and head cooks Dishwashers Chief executives Chiropractors Security guards and gaming surveillance officers Dentists Industrial engineers, including health and safety Architects, except naval Printing machine operators Environmental scientists and geoscientists Computer software engineers Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers Drafters Engineering technicians, except drafters Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges Parking lot attendants First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers Couriers and messengers Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic Barbers Chemical engineers Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers Network and computer systems administrators Painting workers Industrial production managers Parts salespersons Helpers—production workers Computer hardware engineers Taxi driver and chauffeurs Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives Radio and telecommunications equipment and installers repairers Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

Employed Female
196 19 21 75 67 395 16 192 44 39 49 46 22 184 53 39 82 16 13 168 49 21 18 12 14 321 38 30 29 49 24 9 13 45 14 16 31 60

Percent Female
25.0 24.8 24.4 23.9 23.9 23.4 23.1 23.0 22.6 22.6 22.2 22.2 22.0 21.8 21.8 21.8 20.6 20.6 19.5 19.4 17.9 17.9 17.7 17.1 17.1 16.9 16.7 16.6 16.6 16.4 16.3 16.2 16.2 16.0 15.6 15.5 15.2 15.0

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers Upholsterers Precision instrument and equipment repairers Aerospace engineers Chemical processing machine setters, operators, tenders Police and sheriff’s patrol officers Clergy Cost estimators Civil engineers Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood Surveying and mapping technicians Service station attendants Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers Construction and building inspectors Telecommunications line installers and repairers First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers Computer control programmers and operators First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and grounds keeping workers Construction managers Painters, construction and maintenance Electrical and electronics engineers Engineering managers Industrial truck and tractor operators Machinists Railroad conductors and yardmasters Grounds maintenance workers Helpers, construction trades Refuse and recyclable material collectors Welding, soldering, and brazing workers Mechanical engineers Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic Aircraft mechanics and service technicians Driver/sales workers and truck drivers Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters Maintenance and repair workers, general Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics Highway maintenance workers Construction laborers Fire fighters Small engine mechanics

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62 54 73 110 57 655 416 114 304 105 58 96 96 371 102 210 357 54 235 1,010 713 382 103 574 415 50 1,259 132 91 546 322 62 141 3,475 113 435 95 436 103 1,693 253 61

9 8 10 14 7 84 53 14 36 12 6 10 9 36 9 18 30 4 19 79 55 29 8 41 28 3 78 8 6 32 19 3 7 181 5 17 4 17 4 63 9 2

14.3 14.0 13.9 13.1 13.0 12.8 12.8 12.7 11.9 11.2 10.5 9.9 9.8 9.7 8.8 8.6 8.5 8.2 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.3 7.2 6.7 6.5 6.2 6.2 6.1 5.9 5.8 5.6 5.3 5.2 4.4 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.4

Sheet metal workers Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers Millwrights Operating engineers and other construction equipment Heating, air conditioning, refrigeration mechanics and installers Surveying and mapping technicians First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers Carpenters Carpet, floor, and tile installer and finishers Security and fire alarm systems installers Stationary engineers and boiler operators Aircraft pilots and flight engineers Pest control workers Structural iron and steel workers Structural iron and steel workers Electricians Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators Automotive service technicians and mechanics Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons Crane and tower operators Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators Home appliance repairers Locomotive engineers and operators Roofers Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics Electrical power-line installers and repairers Tool and die makers Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists Farmers and ranchers Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers Automotive body and related repairers Logging workers

125 295 67 414 405 95 976 1,843 279 69 94 115 78 59 59 882 662 451 875 244 54 63 56 51 242 237 109 105 367 784 107 162 78

4 9 2 11 11 3 25 44 7 2 2 3 2 1 1 17 12 8 14 4 1 1 1 7 3 3 1 1 3 6 1 1 2

3.1 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 .9 .9 .9 .8 .7 .6 .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, Annual Averages 2006.

Women’s Bureau March 2006