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Women in Technology

Women in Technology

Today, women are more likely to earn a college degree than men and are expected to account for a majority of the U.S. workforce by 2020. Still, only a quarter of STEM jobs are held by women despite the fact that these jobs are in high-demand and pay 30 percent more, on average, compared to non-STEM jobs. In less than two years, you can earn an associate degree and jump-start your career. Picture yourself as a biomedical technician, computer support specialist, automotive technician, optician, and more.

BFIT is fully committed to supporting you on your pathway to success. We offer individualized student supports, free tutoring, small classroom sizes, and hands-on learning. With a BFIT degree, you have the potential to earn more in the fast-growing technology sector.

Women in technologyJob Outlook

Careers in technology and trades have tremendous earning potential with salaries higher than the national average:

  • Automotive Technician = $43,000
  • Computer Support Specialist = $60,180
  • Electrician = $53,000
  • Optician = $44,000
  • HVAC Technician = $55,840

The Women's Scholar Award

The Women's Scholar award is given to a female student who has shown a passion in STEM fields. The recipient is required to be a woman leader campus and help promote women in STEM fields. All female students can apply for this scholarship (up to $5,000), which is eligible to be renewed each year. For more information, email Kyra at kthomas@bfit.edu

Join the Women in Tech Club

Interested in improving things on campus for women? As part of the Women in Tech club, you can: 

  • Plan and meet for monthly lunch forums
  • Coordinate volunteer projects
  • Participate in job shadowing
  • Write and distribute WIT newsletter
  • Support the annual Women in Tech event




Contact Us

Kyra Thomas
Admissions Recruiter