Broadband Technologies Career Outlook

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WITC Broadband Technologies Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


WITC Broadband Technologies Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

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Average Yearly Salary for WITC graduates currently not available.



Typical positions available at automobile dealerships or repair shops after graduation include:

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Broadband Technician

Broadband Technicians set up and maintain devices or equipment that carry communications signals, such as telephone lines and Internet routers.

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Network Technician

Network Technicians organize, install and support an organization’s computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets and other data communication systems.

Additional opportunities include: 

  • Cellsite Technician

  • Broadband Consultant

  • Telephone Installer/Repairer

  • Repairer of Systems/Equipment

  • Cable Splicer (fiber optics)

  • Central Office Repairer or Installer

  • Private Branch Installer/Repairer

  • Residential/Business Installer

  • Aerial and Buried Cable Construction

  • Construction Inspector

  • RF Engineer

  • Microwave Technician

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your two-year Broadband Technologies technical diploma at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Broadband Technologies program at WITC has articulation agreements with UW-Stout. 

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Telecommunications Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $47,341–$80,184

Hear From Graduates

"Since graduating in May 2013, I have started my career as a broadband technician with Charter Communications. The telecommunications program did a great job preparing me for the industry by providing hands-on learning and experience installing and troubleshooting cable, telephone and fiber optic systems. The knowledge I gained at WITC has definitely laid the foundation for my career in the telecommunications industry."

Dustin Wirth

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 


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