Stem jobs are jobs in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Did you know that science, technology, engineering, or math graduates can find work as doctors, teachers, farmers, top level managers running businesses or government jobs, and even writers or artists? Stem jobs are some of the highest paying jobs in the world. Most STEM careers require years of education. By taking high school or vocational courses in science and math you can get ahead of everyone which will improve your chances of finding work in a wide variety of industries. STEM-related occupations pay on average between $8 to $18 per hour more than all other jobs looking across the nation. As seen in the graph below, consider Virginia, where average hourly earnings in STEM-related employment are almost TWICE that of all other occupations. The difference is almost as large in California, Colorado, and Maryland. From personal experience, I have seen both my cousins graduate from college as computer science majors and starting off with their salary being around 65,000 dollars a year which is incredibly high for someone right out of college!
WRIGHT, J. (2011, September 20). States with largest presence of stem-related jobs. Retrieved fromhttp://www.economicmodeling.com/2011/09/20/where-are-stem-jobs-concentrated/