Information to Help Prepare You for a STEM Career
Some of the most exciting and interesting careers are based around STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). From the innovations of computer science to the breakthroughs of mechanical engineering, STEM careers are growing at an amazing rate. Today there are more STEM jobs than there are people with the skills to fill those jobs, and this is only increasing.
The articles and questions & answers below are designed to keep you plugged in to the latest in STEM career news and to help you learn more about STEM career options.
What’s a STEM career?
STEM careers are careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
How much job demand is there for STEM careers?
According to a study by Burning Glass Technologies, “STEM graduates have access to 2x the number of entry-level jobs as non-STEM graduates.”
How much do STEM careers pay?
On average, entry-level STEM careers requiring a bachelor’s degree pay $66,123 per year. This is 26 percent more than entry-level non-STEM careers requiring bachelor’s degrees which pay $52,299 per year.
What jobs can you get a with a STEM degree?
STEM degrees are valuable across many industries. Jobs which require STEM degrees are listed below in order of highest demand:
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Software Developer
- Financial Advisor
- IT Manager
- Web Developer
- Operations Research Analyst
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