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What Can You Do With a Science, Technology and Math Degree?

The science and mathematics minded will find a home in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Students can earn a STEM degree in Mathematics, Geology, Physics, Liberal Arts- Math and Science, Biology, Engineering and Chemistry. Those intending to transfer to a four-year university can also earn transfer degrees in everything from math to geography. Earning a degree for transfer guarantees a student admission into a California State University if certain eligibility requirements are met.

What Can You Do With a STEM Degree?

With a STEM Degree, students can become everything from mechanical engineers to doctors. The degrees provide a fantastic basis for further study, whether the student wishes to become a physicist, a chemistry teacher or a geologist. STEM degrees are in high demand in the workforce and many related careers are actively seeking more qualified applicants. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 1.2 million unfilled STEM job openings are predicted in 2018 alone. There are many opportunities in this field and a degree in STEM will set you up for success.  Students who earn these degrees can become mathematicians, geographers, geologists, biologists, teacher, engineers, physicists and more. West Hills College Lemoore, West Hills College Coalinga and North District Center, Firebaugh offer many STEM programs- from Biology to Engineering. 

What Can I Earn?

Earning potential depends on what specific career a student pursues and many of these career paths also call for a bachelor’s or higher degree. In California, the medium wage for a mathematician it was $111,823 annually. Geographers can make up to $76,860.


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