Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations are some of the fastest growing in the country. STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17.0 percent from 2008-2018 and STEM occupations offer higher wages than non-STEM occupations.
And in this time of high unemployment, STEM workers are also less likely to experience joblessness than non-STEM workers.
Some require extensive postsecondary education, some short term training or even on the job training (OJT).
Almost every job requires some type of STEM skills. Those "soft skills" such as communication, creative abilities, leadership and organizational skills use math and science skills related to STEM.
To find out more about STEM occupations, please check out these websites:
www.onetonline.org; www.esa.doc.gov; www.bls.gov or Google STEM Occupations for more web sites. If it's time for a career change or if you are checking into training, STEM may be the answer for you.
Please call the PA CareerLink® Somerset County at 814-445-4161 for more information and for any assistance in your job search.