Automated Packaging Systems Technician Career Outlook

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Northwood Tech 2020-2021 Graduate Follow-Up Survey

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field

Northwood Tech 2020-2021 Graduate Follow-Up Survey 

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Range of Yearly Salary

2020-2021 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Program Snapshot Report (this statewide data may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates’ responses) 




Typical positions available after graduation include:

A food packaging system in a a manufacturing plant

Packaging Systems Assembler


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Packaging Systems Operator

Additional opportunities include:

  • Maintenance Technician

  • Field Service Technician

  • Line Mechanic/Adjuster

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Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your two-year Automated Packaging Systems Technician technical diploma at Northwood Tech, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • High School Technology Education Instructor
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Hear From Graduates

"The packaging industry is a lot like the computer industry. It's always changing; it's always on the cutting edge. You have to be motivated and dive into it or you'll be left in the dust."

Ben C., Automated Packaging Systems Technician graduate


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