Other Science Technologies
Types of Degrees Other Science Technologies Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many other science technologies/technicians graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
What Other Science Technologies Majors Need to Know
People with careers related to other science tech were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.
Knowledge Areas for Other Science Tech Majors
This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Skills for Other Science Tech Majors
A major in other science tech prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Abilities for Other Science Tech Majors
As you progress with your other science tech degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:
- Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
- Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
- Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
What Can You Do With a Other Science Technologies Major?
Below is a list of occupations associated with other science tech:
|Job Title||Job Growth Rate||Median Salary|
|Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health||12.1%||$46,170|
|Precision Agriculture Technicians||9.7%||$49,670|
|Quality Control Analysts||9.7%||$49,670|
|Remote Sensing Technicians||9.7%||$49,670|
Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Science Technologies?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other science tech majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||37|
|Hispanic or Latino||114|
Students from other countries are interested in Other Science Tech, too. About 0.7% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
How Much Do Other Science Technologies Majors Make?
Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary
Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that other science technologies/technicians students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree made a median starting salary of $50,600 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $43,200 (25th percentile) and $50,600 (75th percentile).
One thing to note here is that not all of these people may be working in careers related to other science tech.
Salaries According to BLS
Average salaries range from $50,350 to $52,940 (25th to 75th percentile) for careers related to other science tech. This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.
To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.
Amount of Education Required for Careers Related to Other Science Technologies
Some careers associated with other science tech require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.
Find out what the typical degree level is for other science tech careers below.
|Education Level||Percentage of Workers|
|Less than a High School Diploma||0.7%|
|High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED)||11.7%|
|Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production)||2.7%|
|Some College Courses||9.1%|
|Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree)||11.0%|
|Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master.||4.9%|
Online Other Science Technologies Programs
In 2018-2019, 94 schools offered a other science tech program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.
|Degree Level||Colleges Offering Programs||Colleges Offering Online Classes|
|Certificate (Less Than 1 Year)||4||1|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||13||1|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||1||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||0||0|
Is a Degree in Other Science Technologies Worth It?
The median salary for a other science tech grad is $50,350 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.
This is 26% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $209,000 after 20 years!
Majors Related to Other Science Technologies
You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other science tech.
|Major||Number of Grads|
|Physical Science Technicians||3,562|
|Biology & Biotech Lab Technician||738|
|Nuclear & Radiological Technicians||345|
|General Science Technologies/Technicians||176|
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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