Careers in STEM Fields

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Excellent opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Get your start here in fields that drive our nation’s innovation and competitiveness—and can put you on a professionally exciting and financially rewarding career path!

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NHTI offers a wide selection of programs in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) that can put you on the road to higher-than-average earnings and strong outlook for future employment. STEM occupations are expected to grow by 17% through 2018 and STEM workers command earnings 26% more than their counterparts in non-STEM occupations. STEM jobs grew 7.9% from 2000 to 2008, for example, while non-STEM jobs grew just 2.6% during that time. Also, STEM workers earn more, from 12-60% more than their counterparts with similar levels of education.*

NHTI opened in 1965 with three engineering technology programs: Electronic Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Electronic Data Processing (which became Computer Engineering Technology). Today, NHTI is a comprehensive community college offering many pathways into the STEM fields. Whether it is a certificate program, Associate’s degree program, or just a few classes to get started, NHTI enables students in these fields to earn the credentials they need to move directly into the work force or to continue their academic career at 4-year colleges and universities. In 2012, NHTI graduated more than 100 students in STEM-related fields!

NHTI student works in CISCO labSTEM careers are strong in New Hampshire as well. Most people do not realize that New Hampshire has traditionally been a leader in manufacturing and that manufacturing remains the topic industry in the State, accounting for 15% of economic activity, four times as much as tourism! Manufacturing accounts for 65,700 jobs in New Hampshire and the average annual compensation is $70,408.

Hourly Earnings of in STEM Occupations 2010
  Average hourly earnings Difference
  STEM Non-STEM Dollars Percent
High school diploma or less $24.82 $15.55 $9.27 59.6%
Some college or associate degree $26.63 $19.02 $7.61 40.0%
Bachelor's degree only $35.81 $28.27 $7.54 26.7%
Graduate degree $40.69 $36.22 $4.47 $12.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: ESA calculations using Current Populations Survey public-use microdata and estimates from the Employment Projections Program of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration.

Check out the many programs NHTI offers than can introduce you to a career in the STEM fields!

* “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future,” July, 2011, US Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration.