97% of graduates are satisfied/very satisfied with their training.

65% of Southwest Tech graduates report the main reason for attending Southwest Tech is directly tied to employability.

97% were employed within their first year of graduation.

85% of graduates are employed in Wisconsin.

  • 55% are within the 5-county district
  • 30% are within Wisconsin, but outside the district
  • 15% are employed outside of the state

100% of employers are satisfied/very satisfied with job skills.

Top 10 Programs of 2017

Program Median Hourly Wage
Nursing $26.30
Physical Therapist Assistant $25.50
Electrical Power Distribution $24.64
IT- Network Communication Specialist $20.20
Criminal Justice- Law Enforcement $19.78
Medical Laboratory Technician $18.45
Agribusiness/Science Technology $17.00
Welding $16.75
Ag Power & Equipment Technician $15.75
Medical Coding Specialist $15.67

Career Connections

  • Get help finding a local, regional, or national job
  • Resume writing and review
  • Mock interviews
  • Networking events
  • Job Fair with over 150 employers held each spring and fall
  • Career Clothes and Scrubs Closet: Free professional wardrobe open to all students!
Stephanie Muench

Hired Before Graduation – Stephanie Muench

"I feel like they (Southwest Tech) gave me a lot of hands-on information that really helped me. I am working there now, so I can put a lot of what I learned toward that now. A lot of the hands-on stuff helped."