Not all STEM careers require a college degree; some good careers such as welding and manufacturing technician need only an industry certification or a two year degree. But the large majority of STEM jobs require some education after high school.
The STEM disciplines are interesting and challenging. They can help prepare you for careers in fields that pay well and are relatively abundant. STEM jobs are increasing at a faster rate than non-STEM jobs for students with post-secondary education. Also, the skills such as critical thinking and problem solving learned while studying STEM subjects are applicable to almost all careers and actually in demand for most.
A partial list of STEM careers includes:
- Medical doctors
- Health Care Professionals
- Computer Technicians
- Manufacturing Technologists
Download the full list of ACT-Defined STEM Majors and Occupations by Area (PDF).
TechnologyEducation.org is an online directory of technology and computer education and careers.
AgExplorer.com is a new career exploration website that is a comprehensive resource to help students explore the broad range of careers in agriculture.
Also, here are a few links of useful resources on STEM degrees:
– Computer engineering degrees and careers:
– Electrical engineering degrees and careers:
– Mechanical engineering degrees and careers:
– Women and STEM degrees:
(Please note that I-STEM does not specifically endorse these resources.)