Ashfield Girls' High School
Challenging girls today, creating women of value for the future
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
It is difficult to know what career might be the right choice for you but the important thing to remember is that you must make yourself ‘employable’. Equipping yourself with the right skills is essential and you will do this not only at school but throughout your career. Considering a STEM career will definitely challenge you to learn many relevant skills.
Here are 5 reasons why a STEM career might be a good choice for you.
• Exciting opportunities for the 21st century
• Work with "cutting edge" technologies
• High starting salaries and optimistic outlook for the future
• Global opportunities; Travel and collaborate with people from around the world
• Spans all fields from construction to medicine
Starting salaries for science and engineering graduates are among the highest. New engineering graduates earn on average £22,000 and new science graduates £21,000 – more than those entering finance, IT, sales, human resources, nursing and childcare. Shown below is a list of just some STEM careers that might be of interest to you. To find out more, check out our ‘Career of the month’ or go to ‘STEM websites’ to view links to several other websites.
• Chemistry (chemical engineering, food technology, forensics)
• Computer Science (software engineering, games design, systems management)
• Design (product design, web development, CAD engineer)
• Engineering (electronic, mechanical, nuclear, civil)
• Environmental Science (Agro- technology, archaeology, geology, climatology,)
• Life Sciences (genetics, micro-biology, marine biology)
• Mathematics (finance, accountancy, statistician, engineering, architecture)
• Physics/Astronomy (aeronautical, nuclear, nano-technology)