General Studies in Science

If you want to study science but are unsure about the field you want to pursue, the General Studies Program is a great way to start your college studies. This program allows you to explore several subject areas. If you’re considering a transfer, be sure to check the requirements of the transfer institution.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Water Resource Specialists

    Design or implement programs and strategies related to water resource issues such as supply, quality, and regulatory compliance issues.

    Hourly Wage: $61.29

    Currently Employed: 248

    Projections:

    248 people are employed as Water Resource Specialists. This number is expected to increase by 6.45% over the next four years.

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  • Soil and Water Conservationists

    Plan or develop coordinated practices for soil erosion control, soil or water conservation, or sound land use.

    Hourly Wage: $27.21

    Currently Employed: 458

    Projections:

    458 people are employed as Soil and Water Conservationists. This number is expected to increase by 5.9% over the next four years.

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  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists

    Assist mechanical engineers in such activities as generation, transmission, or use of mechanical or fluid energy. Prepare layouts of machinery or equipment or plan the flow of work. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.

    Hourly Wage: $26.74

    Currently Employed: 515

    Projections:

    515 people are employed as Mechanical Engineering Technologists. This number is expected to increase by 5.44% over the next four years.

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  • Statistical Assistants

    Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Includes actuarial clerks.

    Hourly Wage: $22.57

    Currently Employed: 345

    Projections:

    345 people are employed as Statistical Assistants. This number is expected to decrease by 0.87% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.