The term Non-traditional Careers refers to jobs that have been traditionally filled by one gender. The US Department of Labor defines Non-traditional Occupations as occupations for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed in each such occupation.
When deciding on career path it's a good idea to consider all of your options. So don't limit your career options just because you think the job you want is meant for a person of a specific gender.
Men and women often have preconceived notions of what is women's work and what is men's work. Few jobs have requirements that effectively limit employment to only men or women. One option many people overlook in their job search is non-traditional employment. Traditionally, career choice is significantly influenced by tradition and the way we have been socialized; therefore, men and women are often unaware of the variety of alternatives that are available to them.
The purpose of identifying non-traditional options is to foster interest in and access to these careers with the goal of opening up these professions to the under-represented gender.