Top 20 careers in Wisconsin for tech grads

By Susan Pohorski

Just how many jobs are out there for Wisconsin technical college graduates? A look at the job openings posted by Wisconsin employers on the Wisconsin TechConnect website reveals skills employers are searching for.

Graduates with marketing degrees have the most number of opportunities (3,500+). Associate degree graduates in this field can expect a median starting salary of $33,000.

Number two on the site is administrative professional. Employers are looking for graduates who hold a technical diploma or an associate degree in this field. Median starting salary for these graduates is $27,376 according to the website. Nursing assistant is number three with a median starting salary of $23,102.

Electro-Mechanical Technology and truck driving round out the top five. Starters in these careers earn a median salary of $40,000+.

Rounding out the top 20 list are:

Accounting
Business Management
Mechanical Design Technology
Early Childhood Education
Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement
Software Developer
Office Assistant
Network Specialist
Nursing – Associate Degree
Computer Support Specialist
Culinary Arts
Automotive Technician
Supply Chain Management
Electricity
Food Service Production

When talking with your child about possible careers, encourage them to consider fields with more openings where they will have a better chance of getting hired. Not everyone is suited for marketing careers, but perhaps software developer would be a perfect match for your son or daughter. This list could contain some careers your child has never considered.

To find out more about these careers visit wistechcolleges.org.

 

 

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