Employment in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) occupations continues to grow nationally by 10.5 percent, or 817,260 jobs, between May 2009 and May 2015, compared with 5.2 percent net growth in non-STEM occupations. Computer occupations were among the types of STEM occupations with the highest job gains. Employment in computer occupations was nearly 3.2 million in May 2009 and nearly 3.9 million in May 2015.
With the knowledge and skills you can acquire by earning one of the degrees in the College of Sciences, you could go into a number of varied and exciting STEM careers. This list of job titles is just a sample, compiled from government jobs data such as the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The College of Sciences offers students a scientific education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.
This career field is growing. Employment of biological technicians, for instance, is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. The job outlook for environmental scientists is also excellent. Employment is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations.
Overall employment of chemists and materials scientists is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job growth for forensic science technicians is expected to grow 14 percent between 2018 and 2028, much faster than average.
Employment of mathematical science occupations is projected to grow 27.9 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, resulting in about 50,400 new jobs.
Many job fields in this area of study are growing. Jobs for health educators, for instance, are expected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028. Jobs for market research analysts are expected to grow 20 percent in the same timeframe.
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