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Learn the basics about Marshfield, Wic., colleges and post-graduation career options in the area.

Marshfield, Wisconsin Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Each degree from a Marshfield, Wisconsin Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field.

At career colleges in Wisconsin, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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Marshfield, Wis., Colleges and Careers

Ranked by as the best place to live in the state and the eighth best place to live the U.S., the Central Wisconsin town of Marshfield has a lot to recommend, including higher education options and a strong economy anchored by renowned health care facilities.

Marshfield colleges

The University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County occupies a 114-acre campus in a wooded area that includes a 109.3-acre arboretum. Offering a two-year liberal arts curriculum that culminates in an Associate of Arts and Science degree, the school serves as a jumping off point for many students who go on to earn a bachelor's degree at a four-year UW school. Through the UW Guaranteed Transfer Program, participating students are guaranteed admission to a chosen UW campus after completing the preliminary course of study at UW-Marshfield. Yearly in-state tuition runs to $4,851, and Fall 2011 enrollment was 717 students, 66 full-time and 34 part-time. The nearest four-year UW campus is in Stevens Point. Marshfield is also home to a campus of Mid-State Technical College. MSTC serves about 165,000 students throughout Central Wisconsin, and 90 percent of grads find employment within six months of graduation, on average.

Marshfield economy

The small town of about 20,000 is a medical hub with an international reputation. The Marshfield Clinic is the major employer. With about 730 physicians in a variety of specialties, the clinic employs more than 3,600 people in all. St. Joseph's Hospital has more than 500 beds and employs more than 2,100 people, while the Marshfield Center and the Bethel Center are skilled nursing homes accounting for more than 160 beds total. The town is also a transportation center, with Roehl Tranport, de Boer and V&H all participating in the trucking industry. And manufactured housing constitutes another industry cluster, with Wick Building Systems, Wisconsin Homes and Stratford Homes being major players. The 2011 median annual wage for South Central Wisconsin was $34,890, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but that number rose to $80,850 for health care managers and $95,170 for transportation, storage and distribution managers. With a diversified economy, low cost of living, access to world-class health care and a peaceful natural environment, it's easy to understand Marshfield's appeal.

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