Jobs in Demand

TechConnect Job Posting Service
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. Number in parentheses indicates 2013 rank.

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 Area

2014 Job
postings
2013 Job postingsMedian
starting
Salary
Program Type
1. Marketing (1) 3,334 3,542 $33,000 Associate degree

2. Nursing Assistant (3)

2,303 1,421 $23,102

Short-term

3. Welding/Metal Fabrication (35)

1,653 168 $36,643 Technical diploma
Short-term

4. Administrative Professional (2)

1,625 2,006 $27,376 Associate degree
5. Electro-Mechanical Technology (4) 1,418 1,152 $43,679 Associate degree
6. Truck Driving (5) 1,390 1,048 $40,000 Short-term
7. Early Childhood Education (9) 1,266 901

$21,776

Associate degree

8. Business Management (7) 1,221 896 $32,342 Associate degree
9. Criminal Justice - Law Enforce. (10) 1,078 742

$33,181

Associate degree

10. Accounting (6) 1,070 721 $31,239 Associate degree
11. Machine Tool Tech - CNC (33) 1,006 171 $35,344 Technical diploma
12. Human Services Associate 902  - $30,000 Associate degree
13. Mechanical Design Technology (8) 729 742 $36,397 Associate degree
14. Industrial Maintenance Technician 659  - $40,796 Technical diploma
15. Culinary Arts (12) 563 427 $25,116 Associate degree
16. Computer Support Specialist (15) 545 427 $35,000 Associate degree
17. Machine Tool Operation 528  - $34,115 Technical diploma
18. Automotive Technician (17) 528 367 $24,958 Associate degree
Technical diploma
19. Nursing Associate Degree (10) 511 608 $48,876 Associate degree
20. Diesel & Heavy Equipment Tech. 495  - $36,397 Technical diploma
21. Office Assistant (13) 474 228 $23,981 Technical diploma
22. Network Specialist (15) 459 401 $38,000 Associate degree
23. Supply Chain Management (20) 448 301 $37,437 Associate degree
24. Software Developer (14) 396 398 $40,000 Associate degree
25. Printing (26) 383 182 $29,195 Technical diploma
26. Supervisory Management (23) 368 280 $41,800 Associate degree
27. Machine Tool Technician (27) 359 176 $36,400 Technical diploma
28. Medical Assistant (26) 337 229 $27,516 Technical diploma
29. Industrial Maintenance Mech. (38) 171 144 $37,645 Technical diploma
30. Electrical Engineering Tech. (29) 334 216 $33,277 Associate degree