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Nontraditional Occupations for Women in 20021
(Numbers in thousands)

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Occupation
Employed
Both Sexes
Employed
Female
Percent
Female
       
       
Logisticians 28 7 25.0
Paperhangers 16 4 25.0
Mathematicians 4 1 25.0
Nuclear technicians 4 1 25.0
Milling and planning machine setters, operators, and      
    tenders, metal and plastic 4 1 25.0
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators,      
     tenders, metal and plastic 147 34 23.1
Computer programmers 630 157 24.9
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers 368 90 24.5
Helpers-production workers 74 18 24.3
Dishwashers 255 59 23.1
Computer software engineers 715 163 22.8
Supervisors, protective service workers, all other 84 19 22.6
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and      
     tenders, metal and plastic 18 4 22.2
Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers 204 45 22.1
Furniture finishers 32 7 21.9
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers 810 177 21.8
Chief executives 1,747 380 21.7
Barbers 88 19 21.6
Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders 75 16 21.3
Upholsterers 57 12 21.0
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers 38 8 21.0
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine      
    setters, operators and tenders 38 8 21.0
Other transportation workers 19 4 21.0
Network and computer systems administrators 179 37 20.7
Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and      
     tenders, metal and plastic 92 19 20.6
Architects, except naval 176 36 20.4
Detectives and criminal investigators 103 21 20.4
Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers 192 39 20.3
Dentists 178 36 20.2
Surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists 34 7 20.0
Animal control workers 10 2 20.0
Financial examiners 5 1 20.0
Job printers 92 18 19.6
Drafters 234 44 18.8
Engineering technicians, except drafters 450 83 18.4
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic 38 7 18.4
Cutting workers 88 16 18.2
       
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and      
     tenders, metal and plastic 22 4 18.2
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and      
    tenders, metal and plastic 11 2 18.2
Television, video, and motion picture camera operators      
    and editors 34 6 17.6
Chefs and head cooks 273 47 17.2
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 1,830 311 17.0
Announcers 53 9 17.0
Painting workers 186 31 16.7
Funeral service workers 12 2 16.7
Model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic 6 1 16.7
Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 6 1 16.7
Printing machine operators 194 32 16.5
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool      
     setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 75 12 16.0
Surveying and mapping technicians 65 10 15.4
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 236 36 15.2
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 285 43 15.1
First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing,      
    and forestry workers 53 8 15.1
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives 107 16 14.9
Parking lot attendants 54 8 14.8
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers 608 88 14.7
Cost estimators 102 15 14.7
Material moving workers, all other 56 8 14.3
Woodworkers, all other 21 3 14.3
Lay-out workers, metal and plastic 7 1 14.3
Conveyor operators and tenders 7 1 14.3
Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment      
     operators and tenders 7 1 14.3
Industrial production managers 252 35 13.9
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 348 48 13.8
Air traffic controllers and airfield operations specialists 29 4 13.8
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 66 9 13.6
Meter readers, utilities 44 6 13.6
Transportation inspectors 44 6 13.6
Motor vehicle operators, all other 37 5 13.5
Clergy 406 54 13.3
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 60 8 13.3
Forest and conservation workers 15 2 13.3
Shoe and leather workers and repairers 15 2 13.3
       
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and      
    radio operators 100 13 13.0
Baggage, porters, bellhops, and concierges 63 8 12.7
Forging machine setters, operators, and      
     tenders, metal and plastic 8 1 12.5
Fire inspectors 17 2 11.8
Metal furnace and kiln operators and tenders 35 4 11.4
Motion picture projectionists 9 1 11.1
Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing,      
    and blending workers 119 13 10.9
Tire builders 20 2 10.0
Hazardous materials removal workers 20 2 10.0
Engineers 1,773 169 9.5
Construction and building inspectors 96 9 9.4
Service station attendants 87 8 9.2
Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers 44 4 9.1
Insulation workers 44 4 9.1
Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and      
    tenders, metal and plastic 11 1 9.1
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners 11 1 9.1
Parts salespersons 112 10 8.9
Astronomers and physicists 23 2 8.7
Conversation scientists and foresters 24 2 8.3
Fishers and related fishing workers 39 3 7.7
Atmospheric and space scientists 13 1 7.7
Industrial truck and tractor operators 558 41 7.3
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers 533 38 7.1
Helpers, construction trades 107 7 6.5
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn      
    service, and groundskeeping workers 175 11 6.3
Construction managers 670 42 6.3
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators,      
     oil, gas, and mining 16 1 6.2
Painters, construction and maintenance 624 38 6.1
Ship and boat captains and operators 34 2 5.9
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and      
     plant and system operators 74 4 5.4
Sales engineers 37 2 5.4
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers 3,365 172 5.1
Engineering managers 101 5 4.9
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations, except      
     helpers-installation, maintenance, and repair workers 4,598 205 4.5
Computer control programmers and operators 45 2 4.4
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers 129 5 3.9
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 76 3 3.9
Railroad conductors and yardmasters 53 2 3.8
Structural metal fabricators and fitters 26 1 3.8
Construction laborers 1,108 38 3.4
Fire fighters 254 9 3.5
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers 259 7 2.7
First-line supervisors/managers of construction      
    trade and extraction workers 854 25 2.9
Electricians 815 20 2.4
Highway maintenance workers 83 2 2.4
Roofers 232 5 2.1
Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers 186 4 2.1
Glaziers 49 1 2.0
Plasterers and stucco masons 49 1 2.0
Carpenters 1,540 30 1.9
Operating engineers and other construction      
     equipment operators 375 7 1.9
Locomotive engineers and operators 53 1 1.9
Cement masons, concrete finishers,      
    and terrazzo workers 113 2 1.8
Tool and die makers 109 2 1.8
Sheet metal workers 172 3 1.7
Pest control workers 65 1 1.5
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 579 8 1.4
Crane and tower operators 72 1 1.4
Machinists 454 24 1.3
Logging workers 76 1 1.3
Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators 76 1 1.3
Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons 231 2 0.9
Stationary engineers and boiler operators 108 0 0
Structural iron and steel workers 67 0 0
Miscellaneous construction and related workers 42 0 0
Fence erectors 32 0 0
Mining machine operators 30 0 0
Elevator installers and repairers 27 0 0
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and      
    tenders, metal and plastic 26 0 0
Sailors and marine oilers 22 0 0
Earth drillers, except oil and gas 22 0 0
Other extraction workers 22 0 0
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 15 0 0
Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners 9 0 0
Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators 7 0 0
Tank car, truck and ship loaders 5 0 0
Shuttle car operators 4 0 0
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and      
    tenders, metal and plastic 3 0 0
Semiconductor processors 2 0 0
Fish and game wardens 1 0 0
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and      
    prevention workers 59 -- --
Boilermakers 23 -- --
Pumping station operators 21 -- --
Hoist and winch operators 12 -- --
Reinforceing iron and rebar workers 12 -- --
Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators 9 -- --
Subway, streetcar, and other rail transportation workers 8 -- --
Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts,      
     and blasters 8 -- --
Roof bolters, mining 6 -- --
Ship engineers 5 -- --
Bridge and lock tenders 4 -- --
Pile-driver operators 3 -- --
Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders 2 -- --
Roustabouts, oil and gas 2 -- --
Hunters and trappers 1 -- --

1Nontraditional 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 2002, Current Population Survey.

Women’s Bureau
July 2003