Science, Technology, Mathematics & Engineering (STEM)

Burlington County Institute of Technology engineering students working on a design project

The rigorous Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM) programs at NJ county vocational-technical schools give high school students the tools they need to jump-start careers in all sectors of the 21st century economy.

Many of our schools offer specialized programs and career academies that enable talented high school students to pursue college-level STEM studies.

Thanks to partnerships with cutting-edge research companies and colleges and universities, students experience real-world internships and earn college credits – and in some programs, associate’s degrees – while still in high school.

This needs something to tie STEM to all industries

The career pathways in STEM are constantly evolving. Here are just a few of them:

More research needed to update this list – the 2012 list does not cut it now. Maybe combine engineering into one and add some new areas like data science and bioinformatics. Maybe reference the computer science page too.

  • Biotechnology Engineer/Researcher
  • Civil Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Geneticist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Physicist
    • Aeronautical Engineer
    • Architect
    • Construction Engineer
    • Industrial Engineer
    • Mathematician
    • Statistician
      Students at the Monmouth County Vocational School District's Biotechnology High School working on a design project
      A student in a lab coat at Bergen County Technical Schools' Bergen Academies working on a biotechnology project
      Two engineering students at Passaic County Technical Institute collaborating on a design project

      For students and parents:

      To see what STEM programs the county vocational-technical school in your county offers, find your school.

      For more information about careers in STEM:

      Check out videos on various career pathways in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at NJCareerConnections.

      O*Net Online has comprehensive information on all types of jobs, including surveys that help people find careers they might enjoy. has information on the many opportunities in this field and explains the career pathways for success in many different types of STEM jobs.