By Rameen Naviwala
Are you getting close to graduating high school and looking for possible majors to pursue in STEM? Fortunately, STEM offers numerous career opportunities which can aid in developing a beneficial career. Before promptly beginning this journey, we must observe the operations, skills required, and environments of popular STEM majors and careers.
1. Computer Science
As technology advances and computers become more complicated, those who major in computer science have become in high demand. The complexities of artificial intelligence, robotics, and video game programming are a few of the various opportunities in this industry. With this major, you can gain successful careers incorporating directorships and project management leads. Technology has become a significant part of daily life as the world evolves, from phones to workplace instruments. Thus, if advancement in technology interests you, why not look into computer science?
By its definition, geology is the science that deals with the Earth’s physical structure and substance, its history, and the processes that act on it. If the Earth interests you, this is a major you should consider. You can eventually become an environmental field technician, forester, environmental protection specialist, hydrographic surveyor, archaeologist, or sustainability engineer. There are plenty of options to choose from that allow you to explore your interests within the field of geology. With endless possibilities, plenty of successful careers come from majoring in geology.
3. Engineering (Variety)
The engineering and manufacturing industry provides diverse career options, from aerospace engineering to mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineering deals with physical reality, such as energy transfer, movement, and velocity, and can be integrated with technology to sustain robots, aeronautics, automotive, and biomechanics. While studying, you can take complex courses such as mechanical systems, thermal science, differential and integral calculus, and experimental physics. It is a satisfying challenge that teaches you much about engineering and can lead to a very complex and exciting career.
Biology is the study of all living things, a great subject to major in if you are interested in living organisms and their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin, and distribution. Majoring in biology can lead to careers in health management, genetic engineering, environmental sustainability, and disease control and prevention. Biology graduates significantly influence medicine and how we deal with illnesses, as this study helps advance medical science, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. So, if you are curious about how things function and their impact, majoring in biology might be right for you.
These are only a few of the STEM majors you can consider. Learning about all the STEM majors and careers that come with them can help you decide what to study during your college years and lead to a fulfilling and successful career with a topic that interests you.
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