Nontraditional Careers for Men

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

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Veterinary Technician 

Combine your love for animals and your passion for science with your career by becoming a veterinary technician. Veterinary technicians, under the supervision of a veterinarian, provide a variety of services that supports the veterinarian.

New Richmond  |  Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

 


 

Business, Management and Administration

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Administrative Coordinator 

In this program, you will develop your software/hardware knowledge, administrative/organizational skills and interpersonal communications in order to provide top-notch administrative support in your organization.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Online, Balsam Lake Outreach Center, Hayward Outreach Center, Ladysmith Outreach Center  |  Business Management

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Healthcare Receptionist 

With the Healthcare Receptionist technical diploma you can enter the high-demand field of healthcare as a medical receptionist, scheduler, information clerk or appointment coordinator.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Online  |  Business Management

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Health Office Professional 

This technical diploma combines medical office skills with computer skills to prepare you for employment on the administrative side of healthcare working in physician’s offices, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and other health organizations.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Online  |  Business Management

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Human Resource Management

In this program you will learn about and gain the skills to work with job evaluations and analysis, staffing, compensation, benefits, training, safety and employee relations.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Online, Balsam Lake Outreach Center, Hayward Outreach Center, Ladysmith Outreach Center  |  Business Management

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Human Resources and Payroll Generalist

As a Human Resources and Payroll Generalist, you apply the skills and tools necessary to effectively value and apply employees' abilities and needs in support of organizational goals.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Online, Balsam Lake Outreach Center, Hayward Outreach Center, Ladysmith Outreach Center  |  Business Management

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Medical Administrative Professional

This program prepares you to complete business-related tasks including scheduling appointments, registering patients, answering telephones, medical billing and completing insurance claims, preparing business correspondence, and maintaining medical records.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Online  |  Business Management

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Medical Billing Specialist 

The Medical Billing Specialist technical diploma prepares you to perform billing functions in a clinic, hospital or specialty practice.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Online  |  Business Management

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Office Technology Assistant 

In this program, you will develop your software/hardware knowledge, administrative/organizational skills and interpersonal communications in order to provide top-notch office support in your organization.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Online, Balsam Lake Outreach Center, Hayward Outreach Center, Ladysmith Outreach Center

 


 

Education and Training

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E-CHiLD 

E-CHiLD is the online version of the Early Childhood Education associate degree program. E-CHiLD is designed to build meaningful relationships, maximize educational technology and promote timely program completion.

Online  |  Education & Training

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E-Connect - Child Care Services

E-Connect-Child care Services is an innovative Early Childhood Education one-year technical diploma that incorporates the first year of the Early Childhood Education associate degree with Preschool Education Professional (The Registry Preschool Credential) coursework.

Online  |  Education & Training

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Early Childhood Education

As a student in this program, you’ll take a variety of courses related to early childhood development, curriculum, behavior guidance and working with families that will prepare you for success in this high-demand field.

New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior  |  Education & Training

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Group Child Care Essentials

In this rewarding career, you will make a difference in the lives of families every day. The Group Child Care Essentials certificate can serve as a launching point for your career in early childhood education.

Online, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior  |  Education & Training

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Preschool Education Professional (The Registry Preschool Credential)

If you work with or are interested in working with preschool children, the Preschool Education Professional (The Registry Preschool Credential) will enhance your existing knowledge and skills and provide you with networking opportunities with other professionals in the field.

New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Online  |  Education & Training

 


 

Finance

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Accounting Assistant

The first year of the full Accounting associate degree, the Accounting Assistant technical diploma will prepare you to maintain accounting records such as receivables, payables, purchasing, billing (sales), inventory and payroll.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Online, Balsam Lake Outreach Center, Hayward Outreach Center, Ladysmith Outreach Center  |  Finance

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Billing and Posting Clerk

When you complete this program you’ll be able to use accounting and office software and perform a variety of tasks including basic accounting entry and assisting in the payroll process.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Balsam Lake Outreach Center, Hayward Outreach Center, Ladysmith Outreach Center, Online

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Financial Services Customer Representative

In this program, you will learn the basic elements of financial money management with courses such as Financial Accounting, Personal Finance, Principles of Finance and more.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Online, Hayward Outreach Center, Ladysmith Outreach Center, Balsam Lake Outreach Center  |  Finance

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Tax Preparer Assistant

When you’ve completed the Tax Preparer Assistant pathway certificate, you have the basic knowledge to prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Online, Balsam Lake Outreach Center, Hayward Outreach Center, Ladysmith Outreach Center  |  Finance

 


 

Health Sciences

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Dental Assistant

Northwood Tech’s Dental Assistant program prepares graduates to work with dentists as they examine and treat patients.

Rice Lake  |  Health Sciences

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Health Information Technology

This program prepares graduates to compile, process and maintain electronic healthcare records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with requirements of the healthcare system.

Online  |  Health Sciences

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Medical Assistant

As a program graduate, you will be trained to perform clinical procedures and lab tests, and develop the office skills you’ll need for employment in a physician's office or clinic. The curriculum includes a six-week clinical office practicum.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior  |  Health Sciences

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Medical Coding Specialist

The Medical Coding Specialist reviews medical documentation provided by physicians and other healthcare providers and translates this into numeric codes. The Medical Coding Specialist program prepares individuals for employment as entry-level coding specialists in healthcare facilities.

Online  |  Health Sciences

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Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistants, also known as nurse aides, certified nursing assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistive personnel, orderlies or hospital attendants, provide hands-on care and perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior, Hayward Outreach Center, Shell Lake  |  Health Sciences

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Nursing - Associate Degree

Nursing is the dynamic interpersonal goal-directed process that seeks to promote optimal health within the context of individuals, family, community and society. Nursing uses the nursing process, a problem-solving approach, to provide holistic care to individuals, families and groups within the healthcare system.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior  |  Health Sciences

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Nursing - Associate Degree (Part-Time Option)

Nursing is the dynamic interpersonal goal-directed process that seeks to promote optimal health within the context of individuals, family, community and society. Nursing uses the nursing process, a problem-solving approach, to provide holistic care to individuals, families and groups within the healthcare system.

Online  |  Health Sciences

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational therapy assistants help people participate in things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake  |  Health Sciences

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Pharmacy Technician

As the need for clinical pharmacists increases to meet today's healthcare demands, so does the need for well-trained pharmacy technicians. Area employers are seeking highly-skilled graduates to fill their pharmacy technician positions.

New Richmond, Superior  |  Health Sciences

 


 

Hospitality and Tourism

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Hospitality Foundations

Hospitality Foundations is a unique program in the state of Wisconsin, as its curriculum and methods of instruction are developed for students with intellectual disabilities or other obstacles that may hinder the transition into skilled training programs.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior  |  Hospitality and Tourism

 


 

Human Services

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Cosmetology

In this high-quality, two-semester Cosmetology program, you will learn the essential technical skills required to properly care for people's hair, skin and nails.

Rice Lake, Superior  |  Human Services

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Human Services Associate

In this program, you will acquire the skills needed to support people of diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Work within county human services agencies, community-based organizations, residential treatment programs, schools, inpatient facilities and other settings that help people in need.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior  |  Human Services

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Substance Abuse Counselor Education 

The Substance Abuse Counselor Education technical diploma will provide you with the coursework required to pursue a career in the field of substance abuse counseling within the state of Wisconsin.

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior  |  Human Services

Take the Next Step

Are you ready to experience success? Northwood Tech staff are standing by to support you in reaching your educational and career goals, so do it. Take the leap.