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Hard work pays off! Many exciting opportunities await you after you complete your degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

  • You will have an interesting job in a fast growing field.
  • You will be working with smart and inspiring people.
  • You will create and invent things.
  • You will use tools to solve problems we deal with.
  • You will help understand the world around us.
  • You will have a chance to make a difference.
  • Many people will benefit from your skills.

Did you know that:

  • The wage gap between women and men is much smaller in STEM occupations than other occupations.
  • Women with STEM jobs earn 33 percent more than comparable women in non- STEM jobs.
  • In the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs has been three times greater than non- STEM jobs.
  • Between 2010 and 2020, STEM-related employment is projected to increase by 16.5% to over 8.5 million jobs.
  • 80% of the fastest growing occupations in the United States depend upon mastery of mathematics and scientific knowledge and skills. (Information from www.millionwomenmentors.org)

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  • Agricultural Scientists
    • Ensure that agricultural establishments are productive and food is safe.
  • Anthropologists and Archeologists
    • Study the behavior of human beings in different parts of the world and different periods in time.
  • Astronomers
    • Observe and study stars, planets, and other astronomical phenomena.
  • Atmospheric and Space Scientists
    • Investigate weather-related phenomena to prepare weather reports and forecasts for the public.
  • Biochemical Engineers
    • Develop products using knowledge of biology, chemistry, or engineering.
  • Biochemists and Biophysicists
    • Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells or organisms.
  • Biologists
    • Study animals and plants, and their interactions with the environment in which they live.
  • Botanists
    • Study botany, the biological study of plant life.
  • Cartographers
    • Collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information to study and prepare maps.
  • Chemists
    • Conduct research on chemicals using experiments or observation.
  • Environmental Scientists
    • Research ways to remove hazards that affect people’s health or the environment.
  • Epidemiologists
    • Investigate the causes of health problems in communities or societies.
  • Geneticists
    • Research and study how traits are inherited from one generation to the next.
  • Geographers
    • Study the earth and its land, features, and inhabitants.
  • Geoscientists
    • Study physical aspects of the earth, such as rocks, soils, and other materials.
  • Geospatial Information Scientists 
    • Research or develop geospatial technologies.
  • Hydrologists
    • Study water that is underground or at the surface of the earth.
  • Materials Scientists
    • Research and study the properties of different materials, such as metals, rubber, ceramics, polymers, and glass.
  • Medical Scientists
    • Conduct research to better understand human health and disease.
  • Meteorologists
    • Analyze weather systems and forecast local weather patterns.
  • Microbiologists
    • Study the growth, structure, and development of very small organisms.
  • Molecular and Cellular Biologists
    • Research and study cell functioning.
  • Natural Sciences Managers
    • Coordinate activities in a variety of scientific fields, such as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, or statistics.
  • Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
    • Test the safety of various types of structures using x-ray, ultrasound, or fiber optic equipment.
  • Oceanographers
    • Study the ocean and the living things in it.
  • Park Naturalists
    • Plan and conduct programs to educate the public about national, state, or local parks.
  • Physicists
    • Conduct research on the physical world by using observations or experiments.
  • Quality Control Analysts
    • Conduct tests to study the quality of raw materials or finished products.
  • Statisticians
    • Create usable information out of numbers and data.
  • Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
    • Study the characteristics and habitats of animals and wildlife.

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  • Aerospace Engineers
    • Design, construct, and test aircraft.
  • Agricultural Engineers
    • Solve problems that are related to the way farms work.
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
    • Coordinate and manage the work of architects and engineers.
  • Astronomers
    • Observe and study stars, planets, and other astronomical phenomena.
  • Biochemical Engineers
    • Develop products using knowledge of biology, chemistry, or engineering.
  • Biomedical Engineers
    • Solve problems related to biological and health systems.
  • Chemical Engineers
    • Design processes for manufacturing chemicals and related materials.
  • Civil Engineers
    • Perform engineering duties in the planning and designing phase of construction projects.
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
    • Research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices and networks.
  • Electrical Engineers
    • Research, design, and test electrical equipment and systems.
  • Electronics Engineers 
    • Design and develop electronic equipment.
  • Energy Engineers
    • Design programs or systems to make buildings more energy efficient.
  • Environmental Engineers
    • Design ways to prevent and control pollution.
  • Health and Safety Engineers
    • Promote worksite or product safety by using knowledge of industrial processes.
  •  Hydrologists
    • Study water that is underground or at the surface of the earth.
  • Industrial Engineers
    • Create systems for managing production processes.
  • Industrial Engineers
    • Create systems for managing production processes.
  • Manufacturing Engineers
    • Design ways to improve manufacturing processes.
  • Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
    • Evaluate materials and develop machinery to build ships and similar equipment.
  • Materials Engineers
    • Develop ways to create materials for certain products.
  • Mechanical Engineers
    • Use engineering principles to design tools, engines, and other mechanical equipment.
  • Microsystems Engineers
    • Research, develop, or test microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices.
  • Nanosystems Engineers
    • Apply principles of nanotechnology to develop specialized materials or devices.
  • Nuclear Engineers
    • Conduct research on nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.
  • Petroleum Engineers
    • Create methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production.
  • Photonics Engineers
    • Design technologies involving light, such as laser technology.
  • Quality Control Analysts
    • Conduct tests to study the quality of raw materials or finished products.
  • Robotics Engineers
    • Research, design, and test robotic systems
  • Software Engineers
    • Develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer
  • Solar Energy Systems Engineers
    • Evaluate and analyze sites for solar energy systems, such as solar roof panels or water heaters.
  • Wind Energy Engineers
    • Design wind farms.
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  • Actuaries
    • Analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty.
  • Astronomers
    • Observe and study stars, planets, and other astronomical phenomena.
  • Mathematicians
    • Solve problems or conduct research using mathematical methods.
  • Operations Research Analysts
    • Help organizations investigate complex issues, identify and solve problems, and make better decisions.
  • Statisticians
    • Create usable information out of numbers and data.

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  • Computer Programmers
    • Write code to create software programs.
  • Network Administrators
    • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks.
  • Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
    • Test the safety of various types of structures using x-ray, ultrasound, or fiber optic equipment.
  • Quality Control Analysts
    • Conduct tests to study the quality of raw materials or finished products.
  • Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists
    • Study a variety of topics using remote sensing techniques.
  • Video Game Designers
    • Create designs and develop code for programs involving game-play.
  • Website Developers
    • Design and create websites.