Some of the most exciting jobs in the future are 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|
|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.