Construction and Cabinetmaking Career Outlook

Percent Employed




WITC Construction and Cabinetmaking Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


WITC Construction and Cabinetmaking Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

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Average Yearly Salary for WITC graduates




Typical positions available after graduation include:

 A carpenter working on building a house


Carpenters construct, repair and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials.

An estimator looking at a new property


Estimators collect and analyze data in order to estimate the time, money, materials and labor required to construct a building.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Woodworking Machine Operator

  • Furniture Finisher

  • Millperson

  • Machine Setup Person

  • Cabinetmaker

  • Wood Machinist

  • Salesperson

  • Draftsperson

  • Material Handling Specialist

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Construction and Cabinetmaking 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 Construction and Cabinetmaking program at WITC has articulation agreements with UW-Stout. 

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Concrete Foreman
  • Construction Area Manager
  • Construction Superintendent 
  • General Contractor 
  • Job Superintendent
  • Project Executive
  • Project Manager
  • Project Superintendent

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $35,090–$64,438

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)

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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