The growing adoption of science and technology all over the world has created new job roles and careers that otherwise would not have existed. As such, children who study STEM would have a wealth of opportunities to choose from based on their interests and skill sets. Possible careers are listed below based on individual STEM categories;
Science is a system of acquiring knowledge; it also refers to the organized body of knowledge people have gained using that system. By choosing to study STEM children can choose between ‘traditional’ or previously established fields or the more recent and emerging ones. Traditional science fields include; Medicine, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Chemistry. Some science careers are gaining notoriety leading to the increased demand for people with necessary skills. Such areas are; Marine Science, Environmental Science, Forensic Science and Computer Science. It is important to note that whether in the traditional or emerging fields, science is very broad, therefore, these fields have several sub branches that will require specialization.
Technology refers to the methods, systems and devices which are the result of scientific knowledge being used for practical purposes. As a matter of fact, technology careers are the rave of the moment and this trend is likely to continue in the foreseeable future. Your kids will have the opportunity to work as; Web Developers, Computer Programmers, Database Managers, Cyber Security Experts and System Administrators. While the need for certain job roles will start to fizzle out, these careers are increasingly gaining ground; and your children will definitely have an advantage if they eventually settle for any of them.
Engineering is the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures. Engineering is a field we are all familiar with and it has some prestige attached to it. Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering are all popular Engineering fields your child can venture into. As with Science and Technology, new frontiers are emerging in the Engineering space with Biomedical, Automation, Environmental and even Mechatronics Engineering.
To say that Maths is dreaded by a lot of people will not be an understatement. Yet, unconsciously, we use mathematics in our daily activities. As mothers while in the kitchen or even managing finances, math comes in handy. Children who love math can become Economists, Accountants, Operations Research Analysts, Statisticians and even Investment Analysts.
Children who study STEM will definitely not be getting the short end of the stick now or in the future; as the job market will favour those whose skills and ability are relevant and up-to-date. Thus, when your children are exposed to STEM, they are gaining valuable skills that will better equip them for the massive growth that globalization has heralded. STEM fields are not just the future, they are the “now” and they come with their hands open; eager to receive those who will venture into their hands with sure goodies.
You can start or further enhance your child’s STEM journey by purchasing the Afro Tech Girls STEM at Home Kit; which in very simple ways will show you and your child that indeed innovation lies within them and that STEM is accessible to all.
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