Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are more than just courses you can take in school. There are a multitude of in-demand positions in the STEM-related industry.

There are more jobs for skilled workers in STEM-related fields than there are people.

Below are just a few of the jobs you could be ready for in two years or less:

 

Salary range for South Carolina: $11.30/hour - $28.20/hour

 

Accounting Assistant
Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Aircraft maintenance technicians are highly-skilled, licensed professionals with the FAA. They work under deadlines to inspect and maintain aircraft in accordance with FAA regulations and standards. Aircraft maintenance technicians ensure that an aircraft is in excellent working condition by repairing and problems before it leaves the ground.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Trident Technical College

Architectural Engineering Technician
Architectural engineering technicians work in building design and construction. They convert the initial designs of an architect or civil engineer into technical documents. Architectural engineering technicians will also write detailed reports, draft specifications, and create presentations.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Williamsburg Technical College

Automotive Technician
Automotive technicians inspect, maintain, and repair cars and trucks, often with the help of computers. They typically work on brake and hydraulic systems, exhaust, fuel ignition and electrical, suspension and alignment, air conditioning, and computer systems within the vehicle.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Central Carolina Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Tri-County Technical College
Williamsburg Technical College
York Technical College

Bookkeeper
A bookkeeper creates financial transactions and financial reports for an organization’s accounting operations. They will post information to accounting journals and software, create invoices and cash receipts, and reconcile accounts.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Greenville Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Northeastern Technical College
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College

Civil Engineering Technician
Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers with infrastructure projects such as planning, designing, and building highways, bridges, buildings, and utilities. They also work with engineers in the development of commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Trident Technical College
Williamsburg Technical College

Crime Scene Investigator
Crime scene investigators, or CSIs, collect evidence and work to solve crimes. They secure the crime scene, take detailed measurements, sketch and diagram the scene, take pictures, document evidence taken from the scene, package and label evidence to be taken to a lab, attend and photograph autopsies, write detailed reports on their findings, testify in court, and maintain equipment and restock evidence collection kits.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Central Carolina Technical College
Denmark Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Northeastern Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College
Williamsburg Technical College
York Technical College

Logistics Coordinator
Logistics coordinators oversee the transportation and timely delivery of goods in the material movement and manufacturing industries. They maintain delivery schedules, track orders for customers, monitor and report driver issues, arrange for the storage of deliverable goods, and ensure adherence to government rules and regulations regarding the transportation of goods.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Trident Technical College

Nuclear Quality Systems Technician
Nuclear quality systems technicians operate nuclear equipment in power plants. They monitor radiation levels, provide quality control support, and assist nuclear physicians in research activities. Due to the nature of the job, two to four years of specialty education is necessary in addition to on-the-job training.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Midlands Technical College

Radiation Protection Technician
Radiation protection technicians work in electric power or nuclear plants to protect individuals and the environment from radiation exposure. They measure radiation emissions in accordance with established regulations and standards, train personnel to work in potentially hazardous environments, outfit employees in special protective gear, and develop procedures to minimize potential contamination.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Spartanburg Community College

Residential HVAC Service Technician
Residential HVAC service technicians provide preventative care and repair service to residential HVAC systems. They dismantle equipment to troubleshoot the problem, and then put it back together in working order. They require a highly technical education involving refrigeration and saturation, motors, loop systems, and water treatments. The ability to work with other technicians, customers, and managers is critical, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills are highly valued.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Central Carolina Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College
Williamsburg Technical College
York Technical College

Tower and Wireless Installation Technician
Tower and wireless installation technicians perform maintenance, repair, and installation of cell towers. They must be physically fit, since their job involves climbing and working at great heights, and ready to work at all hours of the day or night to repair outages or address problems.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College

Turf Manager
Turf managers are responsible for the care and maintenance of athletic fields or golf courses. They must have knowledge in horticulture, weed science, pest management, irrigation, soil, and turfgrass equipment.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Trident Technical College

 

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