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|
|Mechanical Drafter||$55,920||Civil Engineer||$86,640|
|Electro-Mechanical Technician||$57,790||Mechanical Engineer||$87,370|
|Electrical Drafter||$60,070||Atmospheric and Space Scientist||$94,110|
|Nanotechnology Engineering Technician||$63,200||Electrical Engineer||$96,640|
|Fuel Cell Technicians||$63,200||Nanosystem Engineer||$96,980|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||$64,330||Nuclear Engineer||$107,600|
|Nuclear Technicians||$79,140||Architectural and Engineering Manager||$140,760|