Do you love science? Are you naturally curious? If so, you might find a way to shine in the field of STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
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.
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.
Most careers in STEM require an associate's or bachelor's degree.
|Training, Certificate or Associate's Degree||Bachelor's Degree|
|Chemical Technician||$40,450||Civil Engineer||$79,780|
|Mechanical Drafter||$48,380||Mechanical Engineer||$79,860|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||$49,980||Electrical Engineer||$82,640|
|Electrical Drafter||$51,160||Atmospheric and Space Scientist||$90,900|
|Nanotechnology Engineering Technician||$60,940||Nanosystem Engineer||$91,940|
|Fuel Cell Technicians||$60,940||Nuclear Engineer||$103,890|
|Nuclear Technicians||$71,830||Architectural and Engineering Manager||$113,940|