She Blinded Me With Science

Megan Pierret, Staff Writer

Choosing what to do for the rest of your life can be a stressful decision. A field that everyone should look into is STEM which focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Our world becomes more and more complex each day from creating robots using artificial intelligence to developing processes in the medical field. Everyone has a chance to be a part of this change.

In recent years, there has been a lack of people looking into STEM careers, and this is likely because they didn’t know anyone whose occupation was in STEM. But in our generation, it is involved in our lives more than we think.

Things such as video games and ocean life are both things that young adults seem to enjoy, so why not turn this into a career? Being a computer scientist can allow you to create new video games, and problem solve just like in many of these games we play. If you happen to enjoy being outdoors, being a marine biologist may be the job for you. So, considering that there are extreme possibilities in this field, it is important that we take our daily lives into account when seeing what career path best suits our desires.

If this hasn’t convinced you yet, here are some statistics about these jobs.

According to the Pew Research Center Website: “In 2019, median earnings for full-time, year-round workers ages 25 and older in a STEM job were about $77,400. The comparable median for workers in other, non-STEM occupations was $46,900.”

There is a gap in this field that need to be filled by young students today. Seeing as we have great opportunities to gain experience here at Holy Family, it is crucial that we take advantage of that and learn more about the opportunities that this field holds.