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Most job openings projected for 2008-2018 are obtainable with technical college education (according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development).

NOTE:  Differences between salary data provided here by the Department of Workforce Development and on the program description pages occur because our salary data reflects the median salary six months after graduation.

Average Annual Openings:  The sum of new jobs and replacements on an average annual basis. Openings are an indication of how many new people are needed to enter a given occupation.

Average Annual Salary:  An occupation's average hourly wage is calculated by adding the wages of all employees in a given occupation and then dividing by the total number of employees in that occupation (based on 2009 data).

Occupational Title Average
Program Type
Registered Nurses 2,010 $63,187
Office Assistant 1,200 $28,109
Nursing Aids, Orderlies, Attendants 880 $25,769
Child Care Workers 820 $23,082
Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks 570 $32,571
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 550 $47,384
Licensed Practical Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses 490 $41,079
Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers 460 $37,675
Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists 400 $24,581
Firefighters 390 $33,261
Carpenters 380 $42,372
Police, Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 360 $52,128
Electricians 340 $51,618
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 290 $37,701
Computer Support Specialists 250 $43,630
Machinists 240 $40,169
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 210 $29,061
Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $44,107
Dental Hygienists 200 $61,031
Plumbers, Pipefitters, Steamfitters 200 $60,111
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $40,927
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 140 $52,758
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $35,304
Medical and Clinical Lab Technicians 90 $39,983
Respiratory Therapists 90 $53,507
Paralegal and Legal Assistants 80 $43,983
Medical Equipment Repairers 70 $49,492
Electrical Engineering Technicians 60 $51,165
Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $51,165
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $33,693

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