The Perks of a Technical Career
A steady job, great salary, fulfilling work—it doesn’t take a master’s degree. Or a four-year degree. You can accomplish all this and more as a technical college graduate.
The South Dakota workforce is growing, especially in specialized industries. Technical programs are fast, affordable, flexible, and they prepare you for a high-demand position.Find a Program
High Demand. High Pay.
Build Dakota Scholars will have the opportunity to secure employment for key industry partners prior to graduation. And they can expect to earn salaries similar to these.
Median Pay for Careers with a Technical College Degree
Find Your Future
These high-need fields of study have been approved for the 2023-2024 Build Dakota Scholarship Program. Download the full list.
A degree in agriculture can take you just about anywhere in the industry. You can work inside or outside doing anything from teaching and research to working with animals.
For people who enjoy cars, working with their hands and solving problems, a career as an automotive technician can really drive your future.
Building Trades / Construction
A degree or certification in the construction trades can lead to employment as a construction manager, cost estimator or building inspector.