Skills in High Demand

Do you find that you enjoy science classes, solving mathematic equations, building and engineering or working with technology? These skills are in high demand and there are countless opportunities for career pathways. These skills are in high demand right here in New Hampshire, but also on a global level. Opportunities for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will allow you to work locally, nationally, and worldwide.

Ample Opportunity

If you are interested in exploring a degree or certificate at White Mountains Community College and are skilled in science, technology, engineering or math, you’ll find that there is ample opportunity for you to expand your own global competition. Check out our certificates or degrees in Information Technology, Environmental Science, Advanced Welding Technology, and Conservation Law among many other STEM pathways. Our Liberal Arts or Interdisciplinary Studies associate degree programs can also allow you to customize a STEM degree by incorporating a variety of STEM related courses to prepare you for transfer to a four-year degree program.

And if this isn’t enough to convince you to explore your options here at WMCC, check out this career growth information. With a background in a STEM field, you can take advantage of rapidly expanding opportunities:

  • 14 percent of annual NH job openings are expected to be in STEM fields
  • An increase of more than 17 percent is expected in STEM occupations in NH by 2020*

*Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau, New Hampshire Employment Security

STEM Job Wages Reflect High Demand

A STEM certificate or associate degree—or going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field at a four-year institution—can lead to higher than average wages.
Mean Hourly Wages: STEM Occupations in NH*

All Occupations

$21.74

Computer and Mathematical

$38.22

Architecture and Engineering

$34.57

Life, Physical, and Social Science

$29.93

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

$35.95

*Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau, New Hampshire Employment Security