Work Talk: Women in Nontraditional Careers in Their Own Words

Work Talk: Women in Nontraditional Careers in Their Own Words

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Fast-paced; highlights dozens of diverse women in a wide variety of careers. What makes a job gratifying and challenging varies from person to person, but it’s important to find the right career for you. A great discussion-starter.

“A lively panorama of women in a wide variety of nontraditional jobs” – School Library Journal.

DVD length: 15 minutes

 

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From Work Talk: Women in Nontraditional Careers in Their Own Words DVD: 
     Copyright © Jocelyn Riley

You spend so much of your life at work. . . . You’ve just go to keep looking and looking until you can find something that you enjoy doing.” 
   --
Water Utility Dispatcher

“As a machinist you’re constantly learning and doing different set-ups, different jobs, using different gauging equipment.”
   --
Machinist

“I never found an office job or a profession in an office that felt like more than doing dishes. . . . it just didn’t have the satisfaction of seeing something happen.”
   --
Police Officer

“When I was a kid, I always enjoyed drawing; I could always visualize things; I enjoyed taking things apart.”
   --
Test and Development Engineer

I’ve tried, you know, secretarial; I’ve done it all. Did shipping and receiving, printing, and I just thought it would be a good job, good-paying job. So I thought, what the heck, try it. And I like it.”
   --
Welder and Forklift Driver

“I think the biggest thing to overcome was lack of confidence.”
   --
Mold-Maker

“Your base salary is going to be higher generally speaking than it’s going to be if you go into any kind of liberal-arts type of field. And those opportunities continue to grow as you advance in your career.”
   --
Mechanical Engineer

“I enjoy the challenges.”
   --Captain, Wisconsin National Guard and Helicopter Pilot

“You have to be willing to learn along the way. Obviously, you don’t go into anything, whether it’s career teaching or coaching, knowing everything.”
   --Head Track Coach