What you should know about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

  • The average annual wage for all STEM occupations was $77,880 in May 2009, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Natural science managers were the highest-paying STEM occupation.
  • The highest-paying STEM occupations had average salaries of $100,000 or more, and included all of the managerial STEM occupations, petroleum engineers and physicists.
  • There are scholarships for students who study STEM.
  • There will be increasing demand for teachers who specialize in STEM.

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math


A liberal arts education with courses in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or a degree in a STEM academic area can serve as the foundation for advanced degrees and professions such as law, medicine, business, computer science, finance, engineering, statistics and science.

Careers in STEM play a crucial role in expanding scientific frontiers, developing new products and advancing technology. Most of these jobs require a bachelor’s degree or higher and have an average salary significantly above the U.S. average.


We owe much of what defines modern civilization to breakthroughs in science. Science also provides provides some of the highest-paying jobs in the United States.


The Internet age has transformed how businesses operate. Our Computer and Information Technology programs help build your foundation to stay ahead of the curve.

engineeringEngineering Technology

Our Engineering Technology programs meet the growing need for college-educated problem solvers who can support the engineering process.


Math is the most widely used subject in the world and provides some of the highest-paying jobs in the United States. When you master math, you gain building blocks that can help put the rest of your education within reach.

STEM educatorsSTEM Educators

Put your expertise to use and inspire others in the field of STEM by becoming a teacher.