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Branch into STEM

Branch into STEM

Sometimes there’s a disconnect between the jobs young people want to do after college and the kinds of workers that are actually in demand.

According to new poll results from Junior Achievement, 46 percent of teens want to go into jobs focused in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. That’s a 15 percent drop from last year that also goes against market needs forecast by the U.S. Department of Labor. The department predicts a 17 percent increase in STEM-related jobs.

So, it’s worth it to look under the STEM umbrella, where jobs out of high school and college promise to be more plentiful and profitable in coming years. Here are some great places to start your search:

Big Future is where you can explore careers and majors and get to know yourself.

And if you have an inkling you might be interested in a STEM job or why those careers are important in an increasingly technological world, check out STEM Career.

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