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 2013. 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. 

Median Starting Salary:  This is the mid-point of wages for new graduates in each respective field, according to the 2013 WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. Half of all respondents were earning more than this and half of all respondents were earning less than this.

Occupational/Career TitleNumber
of job
postings
Median
starting
Salary
Program Type
Marketing 3,542 $33,000 Associate degree
Administrative Professional 2,006 $27,376 Associate degree
Technical diploma
Nursing Assistant 1,421 $23,102 Short-term
Electro-Mechanical Technology 1,152 $43,679 Associate degree
Truck Driving 1,048 $40,000 Short-term
Accounting 901 $31,239 Associate degree
Business Management 896 $32,342 Associate degree
Mechanical Design Technology 742 $41,798 Associate degree
Early Childhood Education 721 $21,776 Associate degree
Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 $33,181 Associate degree
Software Developer 551 $40,000 Associate degree
Office Assistant 533 $23,981 Technical diploma
Network Specialist 469 $38,000 Associate degree
Nursing - Associate Degree 454 $48,876 Associate degree
Computer Support Specialist 427 $35,000 Associate degree
Culinary Arts 392 $25,116 Associate degree
Automotive Technician 367 $24,958 Associate degree
Technical diploma
Supply Chain Management 332 $37,437 Associate degree
Electricity 315 $28,206 Technical diploma
Food Service Production 264 $20,800 Technical diploma
Hotel & Restaurant Management 239 $28,078 Associate degree
Electrical Engineering Technology 218 $37,624  Associate degree
Accounting Assistant 216 $27,038 Technical diploma
Diesel Equipment Technology 207 $35,357 Associate degree
Printing 182 $29,195 Technical diploma
Medical Assistant 180 $27,516 Technical diploma
Machine Tool Technician 176 $36,400 Technical diploma
Automotive Maintenance Technician 171 $25,998 Technical diploma
Welding/Metal Fabrication 168 $36,643 Technical diploma
Short-term
Nursing, Practical 157 $36,990 Technical diploma