Jobs in Demand

This listing shows the most in-demand jobs, according to job openings posted on TechConnect, the online job listing service provided by Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges.

Number of Job Postings:  This is the number of full-time job openings posted by employers on TechConnect in 2015. This is by no means all the job openings in these careers, but it provides a good sample for which jobs are most in demand. Number in parentheses indicates 2014 rank.

Median Starting Salary:  This is the mid-point of wages for new graduates in each respective field, according to the 2015 WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. Half of all respondents were earning more than this amount and half of all respondents were earning less than this amount.

Occupation2017 Job Postings (Year-to-Date)2016 Job Postings (Rank)2015 Job Postings (Rank)Median Starting SalaryProgram Type
Nursing Assistant1,3203,336 (1)3,162 (1)$24,168Short-Term Program
Administrative Professional1,2922,308 (3)2,167 (3)$28,078Associate Degree
Marketing (Digital Marketing, Marketing Management)7652,533 (2)3,114 (2)$34,000Associate Degree
Electromechanical Technology8321,569 (5)1,454 (6)$50,415Associate Degree
eChild (Early Childhood Education)7011,432 (6)1,395 (7)Associate Degree
Nursing - Associate Degree5151,583 (4)1,151 (9)$51,039Associate Degree
Accounting6381,245 (7)1,299 (8)$34,500Associate Degree
Truck Driving5831,243 (8)1,127 (10)$44,302Short-Term Program
Business Management4801,214 (9)1,547 (5)$31,328Associate Degree
Human Services Associate577931 (11)673 (16)$29,118Associate Degree
Welding725781 (13)998 (11)$36,127Technical Diploma
Culinary Arts418921 (12)637 (17)$25,270Associate Degree
Machine Tooling Technics649582 (20)557 (20)$41,596Technical Diploma
Machine Tool Operation516613 (19)443 (27)$35,000Technical Diploma
Computer Support Specialist (IT)346770 (14)610 (18)$36,249Associate Degree
Mechanical Design Technology384714 (16)768 (13)$45,000Associate Degree
Banking and Financial Services352714 (15)365 (30)$30,160Associate Degree
Medical Assistant422618 (18)691 (15)$29,284Technical Diploma
Industrial Maintenance Technician321543 (22)493 (23)$50,000Technical Diploma
Sales Representative270542 (23)310 (37)Technical Diploma
Office Assistant159634 (17)827 (12)$23,399Technical Diploma
Management Development207567 (21)352 (31)$41,800Associate Degree
Hospitality Management (Hotel and Restaurant Management)279450 (27)281 (43)$31,079Associate Degree
Caregiver173497 (25)42 (198)Technical Diploma
Practical Nursing228420 (29)347 (32)$37,437Technical Diploma
Construction and Remodeling255377 (32)276 (44)$31,198Technical Diploma
Recreation Management132496 (26)201 (60)$29,492Associate Degree
Supply Chain Management244355 (36)481 (24)$39,517Associate Degree
Printing168430 (28)500 (21)$25,068Technical Diploma
Instructional Assistant89498 (24)97 (112)$29,118Associate Degree