STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs are expected to grow more rapidly than any other occupation in the United States. By 2022, 9 million jobs are projected, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. STEM jobs generally pay more, on average, than non-STEM jobs. While many of these jobs require graduate degrees, community college degrees and certificates are often sufficient or are a gateway to further study.
Here’s a look at a few of the STEM professions with big growth opportunities for community college students.