Traditional career vs. Non traditional career for Women

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women jobsCareer is a must these days. With growing inflation, even women have entered the job market. They are now competing with men. Earlier, women were confined to traditional roles such as housewives but now they also want to contribute to the family budget. The only hassle is that women in the job market have often been confined to undertake traditional jobs rather than being allowed to undertake challenging jobs that men usually take up.

Why women are usually confined to traditional jobs?
Men usually feel that women can handle less strenuous jobs such as those of a secretary or a nurse. The opinion they have of women is that that they are well suited for jobs which involve care, compassion and also less intellectual and physical exercise.

Women also preferred jobs that were easy to perform and were desk-oriented. They had children to look after and a home to take care, so naturally they would like a “light” job. They never objected to what men had to say about their capacity to work outside as they themselves felt they were suited for “feminine” oriented jobs. What is the scene like now?

Why present day woman prefer non-traditional jobs?
Women no prefer to take up the same challenges as men in the work arena. They feel there are physically and intellectually capable in taking on work responsibilities that men can handle. They are on par with men, and are not inferior to them.

The non-traditional jobs that women have are now taking on are such as police officers, armed services officers, astronauts etc. These are jobs which require one to take risks and are physically and intellectually demanding.

The difference between traditional and non-traditional jobs
Non-traditional jobs definitely are more paying and have better benefits than ordinary routine stereo-typed jobs. They provide much job satisfaction and require specialized skills.

Traditional jobs are easy to perform and less paying. They, perhaps, are not so interesting. They are mundane and routinely performed. Some of the jobs do not require highly specialized skills.

Non-traditional jobs are preferred by women these days. Even men have accepted women in these jobs. Traditional jobs are there no doubt for additional income for women, but perhaps are less appealing as women want to pursue careers.

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  1. Amitabh,

    Very interesting article, as a woman I like to believe, anyone can be anything if they desired. But someone is in traditional job or not, as long as she is happy, that is all that matters.

    I was in high tech industry and I thrived and enjoyed it while I was there, I am equally happy (or more) being home with my 2 little ones. and doing something from home. Learning should never stop, that is the key.

  2. IntellectualNurse on

    “Men usually feel that women can handle less strenuous jobs such as those of a secretary or a nurse. The opinion they have of women is that that they are well suited for jobs which involve care, compassion and also less intellectual and physical exercise.”

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Do you have any idea about what registered nurses do or about the competitive science education we receive? I suggest YOU educate yourself to not make statements about professions you don’t understand.

    If being a nurse was so easy, why is my starting salary right out of college $60K with bonuses as a staff nurse?
    Have you ever heard of advanced practice nurses such as nurse practitioners and nurse anesthetists? My relative (a man, by the way) is a nurse anesthetist who brings home over $250K per year. And nurse practitioners make somewhere over $100K depending on their type of work. There are also the administrators and directors in hospitals (who are required to be nurses) who all make well over $150K depending on the department.

    If nursing was such a non-intellectual field, why were there several lawyers, engineers, etc. in my graduating nursing class? As a matter of fact I was taught by a lawyer who is also a nurse. I myself also have a degree in classical music.

    I suggest that in the future you don’t write about what you don’t know.
    Be a professional.
    I am.

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