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STEM Career Information

According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics STEM jobs are projected to grow twice as quickly as jobs in other fields in the next five years. While all jobs are expected to grow by 10.4%, STEM jobs are expected to increase by 21.4%.

Great Opportunities Available

The U.S. Department of Labor says that 15 out of the 20 fastest growing occupations projected in 2014 will require significant math or science preparation. The U.S. will have over one million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018, yet only 16% of U.S. bachelor’s degrees will specialize in STEM. The industry needs more STEM graduates!

Challenge Yourself

A STEM degree is not only a possibility, but can become a reality. Don’t let the thought of math and science courses discourage you from a career in the STEM fields. The STEM UP advisors, peer mentors and tutors are here to help you succeed! Careers in STEM are in high demand and are vital to our U.S. economy. Watch U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, talk about the value of having a strong science and math education to shape our world.

It's Not Rocket Science, Yet

Join the STEM UP Undergraduate Pathway program to launch a successful career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math today! It's a program that helps you graduate with an associate’s degree in the STEM fields from CNM and transfer to UNM to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Follow the Money

STEM related occupations on average pay $8.00 to 18.00 MORE per hour than all other jobs across the country.  STEM jobs are here in New Mexico. Los Alamos County, New Mexico has the most STEM workers per capita in the United States. For more information about employers that hire STEM majors, visit the New Mexico Labor Market Data and the U.S. Labor Market Data.

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Exciting Career Options

A STEM degree doesn't have to mean research. There are many exciting career options to choose from. Design jet planes, create roller coasters, develop computer software and video games, work for government agencies and much more. Find out what you can do with a STEM degree by visiting the Career Resource Center at CNM Main Campus, SSC 205.