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Southeast Tech Career Outcomes

At Southeast Technical College, our graduates get jobs. Students gain the experience and knowledge they need in our skills-relevant facilities to hit the ground running with some of the region's top employers. According to our 2021 Graduate Outcomes report, 99% of STC graduates are employed in their major or chosen field within six months of graduation and 88% of our graduates are working in South Dakota.

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Programs with 100% Job Placement

Southeast Tech boasts 40 programs with a 100% job placement rate. 

Accounting Architectural Engineering Technology Automotive Technology • Business Administration Cardiac Sonography Civil Engineering Technology • Computer Technician Medical Coding Collision Repair and Refinish Technology Construction Management Technology • Dental Assisting Diesel Technology: Ag/Construction Diesel Technology • Diagnostic Medical Sonography Early Childhood Specialist Electrician • Electronics Technology •  Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Healthcare Leadership Horticulture Technology Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Information Technology Security Land Surveying Science • Licensed Practical Nursing Medical Assistant •  Marketing Media Design Technology • Mechanical Engineering Technology Mechatronics Technology Network Administrator Pharmacy Technician Phlebotomy Technician Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Technology Registered Nurse Software Support Specialist •  Surgical Technology System Administrator Sports Turf Management Vascular Sonography Welding

Average Salaries

The average starting salary for all Southeast Tech grads is $37,939.

  • $41,620 average starting salary for all healthcare program graduates.
  • $35,800 average starting salary for I.T. graduates.
  • $41,787 average starting salary for STEM graduates 

Top Employers

Ace Hardware Logo     Avera Health logo      Good Samaritan Society logo   Hy-Vee logo   Interstates logo      Sanford Health logo   Wells Fargo logo    First PREMIER Logo      Sioux Falls Ford      Smithfield Foods Logo

The graduate placement survey is routinely conducted over a 6-month period following graduation consistent with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destination Survey Standards and Protocols.