Nursing Assistant Career Outlook

Percent Employed




WITC Nursing Assistant Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


WITC Nursing Assistant Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

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$18,719 - $63,227

Range of Yearly Salary





Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Nursing Assistant technical diploma at WITC, you can continue your education to complete the Nursing - Associate Degree and transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Nursing - Associate Degree program at WITC has articulation agreements with Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University, Chamberlin College of Nursing, Lakeland University, University of Minnesota Nursing+, UW-Barron County, UW-Eau Claire+, UW-Green Bay+, UW-Madison+, UW-Milwaukee+, UW-Oshkosh+, UW-Stout. 

The colleges listed above have developed an associate degree to bachelor degree Articulation Agreement with WITC (colleges with a + have a direct transfer related to the Nursing - Associate Degree Program***; other bachelor degree programs vary); other colleges may accept WITC credits upon a transcript review.

Potential careers available include:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Medical/Health Services Manager

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $54,080–$69,784

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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