STEM Careers Are in High Demand
A Strong Economy Depends on STEM Employment
Our current and future economy depends on a steady supply of STEM-ready employees. Occupations in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) include computer and mathematical, architecture and engineering, and life and physical science occupations.
Computer occupations are on the frontlines of technological advancements propelling robust growth in the digital economy and make up the largest portion of STEM jobs. This is due in part to society’s dependence on social media platforms, digitized devices, and digital goods and services.
Computer and information research scientists are playing an important role in solving complex computing challenges, while software developers are needed to design applications and the software needed to run them. In addition, information security analysts are needed to ensure that new technologies are secure from outside threats or hacks.
Ten of the fastest growing STEM occupations do not require a bachelor’s degree, including web developers and computer user support specialists, which give high school students great opportunities to find employment right after graduation.
If students explore STEM career opportunities early on, they have increased chances of discovering high demand areas that align with their interests and skills to support the soaring economic need. If students decide not to pursue a career in STEM, they will still gain valuable skills they can take with them in the career field they choose.
eDynamic Learning provides schools a comprehensive curriculum to prepare students for various fields in STEM, while giving teachers a rich set of resources that teach these skills.
The curriculum provides opportunities for:
- critical thinking
- inquiry-based learning
- real-world application of knowledge
In addition, many of the Career Ready courses prepare students for industry certifications, which are extremely valuable to corporations and can take the place of additional educational training.
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*Occupations in the STEM field are expected to grow 8.0 percent by 2029, compared with 3.7 percent for all occupations.
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*Computer occupations as a group are projected to grow 3 times as fast as the average between 2019 and 2029 at 11.5 percent.
*The median annual wage for STEM occupations in 2021 was $95,420 in comparison to non-STEM occupations at $40,120.