For those of you not familiar with the term STEM, it is an acronym for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.” According to the Office of the President of the United States, jobs in STEM-related fields are projected to grow exponentially over the next decade with demand outpacing the number of qualified applicants by one million. Although there can be a substantial commitment to education and training in order to qualify for a STEM position, the pay off can be seen in the expected job growth and earning potential (see below).
So whether you are a high school student getting ready to graduate or you have already graduated and are in the work force but looking to change careers to a more stable or lucrative career field, those who choose a career path in the STEM seem to have a bright future indeed. Check out these 5 Hot STEM Careers That College Bound Students Should Know About! [Read more...]