Office Support Specialist Career Outlook

Percent Employed


Graduates Employed

Graduates Furthering Their Education

Northwood Tech 2022-2023
Graduate Follow-Up Survey 

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field

Northwood Tech 2022-2023
Graduate Follow-Up Survey

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Average Yearly Salary

Northwood Tech 2022-2023
Graduate Follow-Up Survey 

*Range of salary based on composite of graduates from Wisconsin's 16 technical college districts (WTCS) which may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates.


Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Receptionists perform administrative tasks, such as providing customer service for internal and external clients, troubleshooting inquiry questions, answering phones, scheduling appointments, planning meetings, and providing general information about their organization to the public and customers.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Office Support Specialist
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Customer Service Representative

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Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Office Support Specialist technical diploma at Northwood Tech, you can continue your education to obtain an Administrative Coordinator associate degree, bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Hear From Graduates

"The skills I learned at Northwood Tech helped me build the foundation for my future, leading me to continue my education and earn my bachelor's degree. Since graduating from Northwood Tech, I've been working in the administrative field for 12 years and running. 

Amanda G., Office Support Specialist graduate


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