Are you a woman who’s tired of hearing about fields that are traditionally male? If so, it’s time to branch out and enter those careers that for decades have been overwhelmingly populated by men. What are they? They include careers like working as a plumbing contractor, doing heavy construction, teaching firearms courses, managing prisons, operating janitorial services, and many more.
Even with decades of financial incentives and publicity campaigns to get women to enter those kinds of jobs, the result has been unspectacular at best. But you can change all that by choosing one of these lucrative fields as your way of making a living. To begin, make sure you know how to cover the educational and training expenses for entering a particular field. After that, the results are up to you.
Cover Expenses First
No matter which career path you choose, chances are you’ll need to earn either a college degree or specialized certificate before being able to apply for entry-level jobs. Some of the trades require apprenticeship programs that can last as long as two years after you begin working. But, getting a degree and paying for it are two tasks that go hand in hand. The best way to deal with the financial demands is to take out student loans from a private lender in order to cover all education-related costs. Then, you can focus on learning new skills in the classroom or on the job and not be burdened by money worries
Since the COVID pandemic, there’s been a very high demand for janitorial and cleaning services all over the world. Businesses and individuals are beginning to become more concerned about on-the-job hygiene, and that means more work for cleaning professionals. If you start your own business, consider either being a generalist or focusing on a targeted area, like commercial buildings, residential homes, or annual deep cleaning jobs for private homes and offices. Whichever way you decide to take your cleaning career, it’s wise to have a crew of house cleaners at the ready for ongoing maid service work, which is in demand year-round.
Gun sales have been on an upward spiral for several years, and 2021 is looking to be one of the biggest-ever years for the firearms industry. Not only are more women buying guns to protect themselves, but many women who already own firearms are getting serious about attending ongoing training classes to pick up sharpshooting skills and learn about safety. Women who enter this lucrative field can choose to offer courses that cater to young women who have purchased their first guns, or older individuals who are discovering the amazing self-defense power of a loaded, holstered handgun in places where laws don’t get in the way of a woman’s right to carry a firearm for protection.
A career in the correctional industry can be both financially and personally rewarding for women of all ages. It’s best to first earn a degree in either liberal arts or a law enforcement subject. Getting experience as a guard in a federal or state prison is an excellent way to gain basic experience in running prisons.