Check out Careers in STEM
Some of the most exciting jobs in the future are in the field of STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
From national security to economic growth, the future of our nation depends on individuals who can apply their knowledge and skills in math and science toward engineering, technology and research. These jobs are highly valued because they are critical to innovation in virtually every field, from medicine to transportation to technology.
Meta-Major: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Are you interested in a career in science, technology, engineering or math but not sure what you want to do? Check out the STEM meta-major at your local state college. A meta-major is a collection of associate degree programs aligned to a general career area, such as engineering. Because all programs under the meta-major have common courses, you can pursue a relevant course of study before deciding on a specific degree program.
The STEM field has two career pathways:
- Science and Math: Individuals who use their knowledge in science and math for research.
- Engineering and Technology: Individuals who apply their knowledge in science and math to specific practical purposes, such as engineering.
The Education-Career-Income Connection
Most careers in STEM require an associate's or bachelor's degree.
|Training, Certificate or Associate's Degree||Bachelor's Degree|
|Electro-Mechanical Technician (A)||$39,400||Chemist||$60,150|
|Chemical Technician (A)||$40,450||Civil Engineer||$79,780|
|Mechanical Drafter (A)||$48,380||Mechanical Engineer||$79,860|
|Electrical Engineering Technician (A)||$49,980||Electrical Engineer||$82,640|
|Electrical Drafter (A)||$51,160||Atmospheric and Space Scientist||$90,900|
|Nanotechnology Engineering Technician (A)||$60,940||Nanosystem Engineer||$91,940|
|Fuel Cell Technicians (A)||$60,940||Nuclear Engineer||$103,890|
|Nuclear Technicians (A)||$71,830||Architectural and Engineering Manager||$113,940|
- T indicates training which includes apprenticeship and on-the-job training.
- C indicates a professional or industry certificate.
- A indicates an associate degree, generally an associate in applied science or science.
- Salaries are the median income for the job in Florida.