Utility Construction Technician Career Outlook

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Graduates Employed

3-Year Average

Northwood Tech 2021-2023
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Employed in a Related Field

3-Year Average

Northwood Tech 2021-2023
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3-Year Average Salary

Northwood Tech 2021-2023
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Typical positions available after graduation include:

  • Utility Service Operator

  • Vibratory Plow Operator

  • Horizontal Directional Drill Operator

  • Excavator Operator

  • Truck Driver Equipment Hauler

  • Fiber Optic and Copper Slicer

  • Utility Service Flagger

  • Underground Facilities Locator

  • Utility Service Laborer

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Hear From Industry Professionals

"This tremendous demand for skilled workers in our industry is why PCCA partnered with Northwood Tech to develop a utility construction curriculum. Our [PCCA] members need these skilled workers and so does our nation, as a skilled, trained and educated technology workforce is vital to the nation's economic future and continued leadership in global innovation."

Tim Wagner, Executive Vice President of Power & Communication Contractors Association

Graduates are employed at the following companies:

  • Push Inc.
  • Tjader & Highstrom
  • Mastec
  • Henkles and McCoy
  • J&R Underground, LLC


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