If you’re always the first to know about the latest tech and describe yourself as tech-savvy, you should look into a STEM tech career in computer science!

Tech professionals are true out-of-the box thinkers who can spot potential problems and solutions before products are developed. They innovate to make people’s lives better and to create efficiency for industries that create and manufacture products. Their ideas literally change our lives. Check out five of the top careers in tech and computer science.

1. Control Systems Technician

computer scienceJob Responsibilities: Control systems technicians are highly skilled in a lot of areas, including mechanical, electrical, and technological machinery. They are responsible for maintaining, repairing, operating, and improving various systems within a department, company, or facility. They must have knowledge of all of the systems the company relies upon, from HVAC to robotics.

Median Salary: $60,000

Education Required: Most employers look for an associate degree in electronic technology or related field, but some will accept equivalent work experience. The Community College of Allegheny County, Aiken Technical College, and Bates Technical College all have programs to get you ready. You can also find training near you.

STEM Type: Solver