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Emerging Careers

The Best Career Opportunities You Haven't Heard Of

High pay careers that match your talents and interests are available right here in Northeast Wisconsin (and across the country).  You just might not know the careers exist.

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Opportunities in the fields below are rising rapidly… they are what companies in Northeast Wisconsin and across the country need to thrive now and in the future. Learn how to be part of new and exciting careers as they develop: see why one (or more!) of NWTC’s related academic programs could be a good fit for you.

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Telecom Tech

Telecommunications – or telecom – is all about keeping our communities, our country, and our world connected. Skilled individuals are needed to design, install, operate, and maintain high-speed internet, TV, and phone systems. Launch your career with one of our new programs:

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Biomedical Technology

Biomedical technicians install, maintain, and repair a variety of medical equipment. They test machinery parts to see if they need replacing. In addition, biomed techs train others – doctors, nurses, staff members, etc. – to use medical equipment. If this sounds interesting, you may be a good fit for one of these NWTC programs:

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Additive Manufacturing

Our state’s manufacturing industry is becoming even more diverse and strong as companies increasingly adopt advanced technologies such as additive manufacturing (more commonly known as 3D printing). You can obtain 3D printing knowledge and skills in these programs:

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Every company and organization has vital data that needs protecting. To prevent data breaches, companies in nearly every industry are hiring cybersecurity specialists. In a cybersecurity career, you could test an organization’s computer systems to find weaknesses, work with firewalls to prevent cyber-attacks, or develop security software – to name just a few job responsibilities. Check out this critical IT program: 

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Data Analytics

In a data analytics career, you analyze, interpret, and present data to a company's decision makers who can then take action on the data. data analysts are employed in every industry – for example, manufacturing, health care, insurance, social media, marketing, travel – any field that matches your interest. Start or advance your career with one of these programs:

Student using echocardiography equipment.


Echocardiography is a medical imaging specialty that focuses on the heart. Echocardiographers (also called cardiac sonographers) use ultrasound equipment to capture moving images of a patient’s heart to help doctors diagnose heart issues and develop treatment plans. Can you picture yourself in a cardiac sonography career? If so, check out our echo tech program:

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