There are a lot of great STEM-related opportunities in Pennsylvania, and contrary to popular belief, many do not require a 4-year degree. In fact, some of the growing occupations in the state only require a 2-year degree, an apprenticeship or training program. Below is a complete list of the top 20 STEM-related jobs in Pennsylvania, the expected amount of hires in a year and the average salary.
Below is a complete list of the top 20 STEM-related jobs in Pennsylvania, the expected amount of hires in a year and the average salary.
Associate (2-year) Degree Occupations
|STEM Position||Expected Hires||Average Salary|
|Computer Network Support Specialists||554||$64, 050|
|Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians||483||$56,350|
|Architectural and Civil Drafters||474||$51,920|
|Civil Engineering Technicians||229||$53,670|
|Industrial Engineering Technicians||225||$61,130|
|Mechanical Engineering Technicians||197||$54,840|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||186||$67,440|
|Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians||179||$56,970|
|Electrical and Electronics Drafters||109||$59,740|
Below are the top six STEM-related apprenticeship or on-the-job training programs in Pennsylvania, the expected amount of hires in a year and the average salary.
Apprenticeship or On-the-job Training Occupations
|Apprenticeship||Expected Hires||Average Salary|
|Computer User Support Specialists||2,278||$50,090|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanics||1,491||$50,600|
|Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers||608||$60,840|
|Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers||435||$77,350|