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! 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 with a strong outlook for future employment.
In 2015, there were 9 million STEM workers in the United States. Employment in STEM occupations grew much faster than employment in non-STEM occupations over the last decade: 24.4 percent versus 4.0 percent respectively. And STEM occupations are expected to grow another 8.9 percent through 2024.1
STEM careers are strong in New Hampshire as well. Many people do not realize that manufacturing -- and especially "smart" manufacturing, using advanced technology and skilled labor -- is New Hampshire's top industry, accounting for 18% of economic activity in 2013.2
STEM workers also earn more, from 30-70% more than their non-STEM peers, even when their peers have similar levels of education. (See the table below.)
2Policy Notes: An overview of trends in New Hampshire's economy. NH Center for Public Policy Studies, December 2014.