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Careers in STEM/IT

Discover your future in STEM/IT.

Fascinated by science and technology? If you want to be at the forefront of using cutting-edge technologies or making scientific discoveries, you can pursue your passion with a career in STEM/IT. Many opportunities exist in this fast-growing area, from scientists and engineers to software and web developers – and in many different industries, from telecommunications and healthcare to construction and manufacturing. For most STEM/IT careers, you’ll need an associate or bachelor’s degree.


Did you know?

Texas is expected to have the second-highest percentage of the nation’s future job opportunities in STEM, with potential earnings nearly double that of all other jobs in Texas.1


There’s a world of opportunity in science and technology.

Technology is part of everything we do. That’s why careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and IT (Information Technology) are among the fastest growing across the US and here in Texas.

In fact, the Lone Star State ranks second when it comes to future job growth in STEM/IT.2 That should be no surprise, considering that we’re home to some of the biggest STEM-related employers in the country, from Texas Instruments and Dell to Lockheed Martin and Chevron. And cities like Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio are considered among the hottest job markets for STEM/IT.

Whether it’s computer programming, cybersecurity, engineering or geophysics, STEM and IT jobs are big in Texas. After all, everything is bigger in Texas.



1. Sedberry, M. Texas Lone Star STEM. Texas Education Agency. (2020, February 14). Accessed September 2023.

2. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (STEM). Texas Education Agency. Accessed June 2023.

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