Science and Engineering


Students in this pathway have an interest in understanding how the world works and with our rapidly improving technologies, there are always new boundaries to push and something new to learn. As a result, technologies we can barely dream of today will be the reality ten years from now and science and engineering students will be on the leading edge of those changes.

If you are curious, intuitive and logical with a good memory and the ability to make assumptions based on data, science and engineering may be a good pathway for you. For many careers in this area, a four-year degree is required.

Job Outlook*

Employment in life, physical, and social science occupations is projected to grow 7 percent, about as fast as the average from 2014 to 2024, which will result in about 97,600 new jobs.

Salary Range

Biological Research Technician
$26,890 - $53,230

Chemical Technician
$27,270 - $69,790

Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, a semi-annual survey that provides wage and employment statistics for the nation, each state, and sub-state regions.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition.