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STEM

STEM careers include planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services in a wide range of areas such as physical science, social science, engineering, laboratory and testing services, and research and development.

Wondering what else is out there? Take our Career Interest Quiz if you’re not sure which pathway is for you.

Associate Degree/Certificate

These careers are possible with a degree or certificate that can be earned in 1 - 2 years
Agricultural Technition

Precision Agriculture Technician

  • Average Salary:  $44,840
  • Job Growth (10 yr):  Average
Science Technician

Science Technician

  • Average Salary: $34,920 - $67,610
  • Job Growth (10 yr):  Faster than average
  • Annual Openings:  High

Bachelor's Degree

These careers can be achieved with a bachelor's degree.
Conservation Scientist

Conservation Scientist

  • Average Salary: $70,330
  • Job Growth (10 yr):  Faster than average
  • Annual Openings:  Moderate
GeoSpatial Information Scientist

Geospatial Information Scientist

  • Average Salary:  $71,200
  • Job Growth (10 yr):  Much faster than average
  • Annual Openings:  High

Master's/Doctoral Degree

 
Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineer

  • Average Salary:  $85,890
  • Job Growth (10 yr):  Much faster than average
  • Annual Openings:  High
Statistician

Statistician

  • Average Salary: $62,010
  • Job Growth (10 yr): Very fast

Make Your Way Into the STEM Field

Whether you’re just exploring in high school, still undecided as a college student, or an adult who is wondering if this field is right for you, you can take steps today to enter into a STEM career.

  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Computer Coding/Programming
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Earth Science
  • Health Care Occupations (also available on MT Digital Academy)
  • Project Lead the Way Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Computer Tech Skills
  • Career Planning
  • Plant Process Technology
  • Photonics and Laser Technology
  • Geospatial Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Energy Technology
  • Energy Auditor
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Job Shadow
  • Internships
  • Service Learning
  • Code Montana/Kids Who Code/Girls Who Code
  • Engineer: Electrical, Electronic, Environmental, Biological, Mechanical, Chemical, Manufacturing, Mining and Geological, Civil, or Computer
  • Survey Technician
  • Robotics Technician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Climate Change Analyst
  • GIS Scientist or Technologist
  • Geothermal Technician

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