Why is Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) important?
Because your future (and the future of your children) depend on STEM skills
How do you prepare for a job that doesnt yet exist?
This question was the topic of a recent panel discussion at the University of Lincoln, UK. Among others, Juergen Maier (CEO of Siemens UK) said: “I am often asked what can we do to get ahead in this area of industrial revolution. What our research clearly shows us is that if we can get it right then this revolution will create many more jobs than the technology itself displaces. So the good news is universities are definitely not worthless.” The rest of this discussion touches on the fact that STEM Skills WILL become more critical over the next few years.
Click here for the full panel discussion
Future jobs have not been invented yet
Depending on who you ask, between 65% and 85% of jobs that will exist in the future doesn’t even exist yet.
HASTAC Co-founder and Director, Cathy Davidson ventures to say that: “… 100% of us have experienced some kind of massive change in the way we do our work, whether we’re still working at what is called the same job or not.” See her full post on HASTAC here.
- App developer
- Computer systems analyst
- Nurse practitioner
- Physical therapist
- Health services manager
- Physician assistant
- Dental hygienist
- Market research analyst
- Personal financial adviser
- Speech language pathologist
The bottom line is that with technology developing so fast, mankind travelling to Mars soon, projects like the Square Kilometer Array and Nuclear Fusion Reactors being tested STEM skills will become more essential to secure employment in the future. Download this STEM infographic on the right for more statistics about STEM.
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