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Engineering & Manufacturing
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Texas is one of the top states for manufacturing because of its valuable assets — a vast reserve of natural resources, premier research institutions, a friendly business environment and a skilled workforce. (That’s where we come in.) Manufacturing contributes more than $230 billion a year and employs almost 900,000 people, many of them highly skilled and well-paid.
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Projected growth
2019-2029
3%
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Aviation
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The sky's the limit at TSTC! Learn from seasoned instructors on high-tech equipment, and launch yourself into a career that has sky-high potential. Learn how to fly at the largest airport in the U.S. that is operated by an educational institution. Learn how to repair planes and get the hands-on education that will land you a job.
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in pilot jobs
2019-2029
5%
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Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
Median salary
$161,250
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Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
Median salary
$66,040
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Avionics Technicians
Median salary
$66,570
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Construction & Maintenance
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Put your work boots on and learn the nuts and bolts of operating and maintaining systems and facilities. Get a handle on HVAC, electrical construction or facilities management, and build the skills you need to learn a trade that will lead to a well-paying job.
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2019-2029
4%
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Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Median salary
$45,510
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Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters
Median salary
$50,780
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Architectural and Civil Drafters
Median salary
$55,510
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Allied Health
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If you love helping others, then this is the career for you. Health care careers are in high demand, and you can build your skills at TSTC. Whether you want to work in a hospital or another medical setting, this career path will lead you to a well-paying job. Follow your calling and choose a career path that allows you to care for people when they need it most.
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Projected growth
2019-2029
15%
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Registered Nurse
Median salary
$73,000
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Emergency Medical Technicians
Median salary
$35,940
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Medical Equipment Repairers
Median salary
$49,050
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Environmental & Safety
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Harness the wind or electricity and learn how to manage these powerful forces. These well-paid careers are in high demand. At TSTC, you can build skills using state-of-the art training facilities to become a lineworker or an environmental technician. Your interests in these technologies can lead to a well-paying job.
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Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Median salary
$50,810
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Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
Median salary
$58,320
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Wind Turbine Service Technicians
Median salary
$49,840
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Computer & Information Technology
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Program yourself into a new career, with several different options! From learning how to do computer networking to becoming a cybersecurity wizard, our computer and information technology courses will help land you a skilled job in a growing field.
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Projected growth
2019-2029
11%
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Computer Programmers
Median salary
$86,520
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Information Security-Cybersecurity
Median salary
$89,750
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Computer User Support Specialists
Median salary
$47,970
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Online Programs
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Do you have an eye for design? Blend your creative skills with technology and develop impressive visuals to tell a story, create an ad or build compelling online content. Learn industry tools to build your skills and your portfolio. Our internship opportunities will help provide you with actual on-the-job experience.
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Projected new jobs
2019-2029
22,700
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Graphic Designers
Median salary
$49,450
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Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary
Median salary
$38,020
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Civil Engineering Technicians
Median salary
$41,530
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Hospitality
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Take your culinary skills to a professional level in our Culinary Arts program. Learn basic and specialized culinary principles and techniques, and get the hands-on experience that could land you in the culinary job of your dreams. Bon appétit!
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2019-2029
7%
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Restaurant Cooks
Median salary
$26,050
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Transportation
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Get your career on the road today with hands-on, state-of-the-art training. Whether it's Automotive Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology, or Auto Collision and Management Technology, we have a program to suit your interests. Partnerships with manufacturers provide specialized training and strong opportunities for you to land a job upon graduation.
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Projected growth for diesel mechanics
2019-2029
3%
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Motor Vehicles Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Median salary
$43,410
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Bus, Truck, and Off-Highway Equipment Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
Median salary
$47,710
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Auto Body Technician or Repairer
Median salary
$41,920
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I was hired as a skills maintenance team member in the press, tool and die department at Toyota. My role consists of performing preventative maintenance on the dies, testing and repairing hydraulic systems. I work hands-on with SNK and Haas computer numerical control milling machines, and make spare parts for these dies. I handle any major repairs on them as well.
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Luis Villarreal, service manager for the Rio Grande Valley for Conn’s HomePlus, said he is impressed with how well Davis has done. “His customer satisfaction rates are more than 98%,” he said. “He has been employed with the company for only four months. We are very pleased with his performance.”
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I credit my success at Schlumberger to my education at TSTC. I had the opportunity to familiarize myself with the machining processes at TSTC before using them on the job.
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TSTC students treated to SpaceX tour

Students from Texas State Technical College’s Mechatronics Technology, Precision Machining Technology and Welding Technology programs at the Harlingen campus experienced a tour of aerospace manufacturer SpaceX’s launch facility in Brownsville.
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