A publication for the Faculty of ICT, by Tech.mt
A career in STEM positions you at the fore-front of the next ground-breaking technology. Working with leading-edge technology fields will give you the freedom and flexibility in your job to clear a path for new ideas and innovation.
By choosing to pursue a major in a STEM field, you can expect plenty of job availability, a high salary, flexibility, job satisfaction and the opportunity to make an important impact on society.
STEM education creates critical thinkers and enables the next generation of innovators. Exploring this field can result in a successful and fulfilling career — and life.
1. Industry Growth
STEM graduates are in extremely high demand, meaning you are unlikely to experience a shortage of available jobs following graduation.
The fact that STEM salaries continue to rise is a testament to the demand for talented STEM workers. Not only will you earn an impressive salary, but you’re also likely to have less difficulty finding employment.
If you want a career that is high-paying, fast-growing, and satisfying, a STEM major is a very solid choice.
2. Post-Graduation Job Security
There is no doubt that students studying STEM have more opportunities to play the field when looking for jobs. The world is your oyster when you have a STEM degree. STEM employers also have a history of providing employees with perks and competitive pay in return for expertise.
While some degrees limit students to only a few jobs, specialising in STEM majors typically have much more flexibility, because your skills are cross-marketable.
These skills are in demand for a wide variety of jobs. It is much easier for STEM majors to switch careers if needed or desired.
STEM education will also provide you with the necessary skills that will enable you to work remotely for a company, become a freelancer or work solely on your own projects.
4. Learn Transferable Skills
You will learn a range of transferable skills that can be used in just about any occupation or industry. You will also boast high-level communication, interpersonal, critical thinking, problem-solving and adaptability skills — attributes that are increasingly important to employers in today’s competitive job market. These are known as the new soft skills!
5. You can feed your curiosity
STEM workers are on the cutting edge of innovation in fields like computer technology, artificial intelligence, medicine, engineering, design, robotics and more.
The ability to discover, innovate, and ultimately impact society is one reason that STEM majors report such high levels of job satisfaction.