STEM Education-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

STEM educationThe science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries are all vastly different fields that include thousands of careers. Although these careers are all unique they do sometimes cross with one another. For example, scientists might do the research and the technology industry could help them create machines. The engineering field also could come in here and so could maths and programming.

If you are studying or want to study in any of these fields, you will have to choose a specific field to specialize in eventually. This is also very true once you start your career. To help you do this it is good to have as much information possible. In the sections below each of the STEM fields are briefly discussed and a few of the career choice are also listed to help you find something to do that you love.


The term science can be categorized into many types of sciences. For example: Earth and Environmental Science, Physical Science, Life Science, Human Biology and Health or Genetics and Genomics. In each a different type of science is used. In short science can be defined as a practice that can be tested to prove that something is true. This must also be able to be recreated more than once to show it is really true. A few of the main science categories listed below will now be listed again with a few career choices beneath each, to give you a good idea of the variety of options available to you.

Life Sciences

Life science, just like life itself, is a broad spectrum that includes things like, agriculture, health, biology, genes, animals and plants. Here us a short list of some of the career sin this broad spectrum field:

  • Agricultural Inspector
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Animal Breeder
  • Animal Trainer
  • Anthropologist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Biochemist
  • Biological Technician
  • Biologist
  • Biology Teacher
  • Marine Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Plant Scientist
  • Science Manager
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Technologist & Technician
  • Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist

Human Biology and Health

In the Human biology and health sector most medical careers are included, as well as scientific writers, audiologists and health educators. See the list below for a more comprehensive idea of this field.

  • Audiologist
  • Biomedical
  • Cardiovascular Technologist or Technician
  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Certified Registered Nurse
  • Anaesthetist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dietitian or Nutritionist
  • Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedic
  • Endocrinologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health Educator
  • Haematologist
  • Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Neurologist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Science Writer


  • Astronomer
  • Aviation Inspector
  • Chemical Technician
  • Chemist
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Food Science Technician
  • Food Scientist or Technologist
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Nuclear Monitoring Technician
  • Nuclear Power Reactor
  • Physicist
  • Physics Teacher
  • Pilot
  • Power Distributor & Dispatcher
  • Power Plant Operator
  • Precision Instrument & Equipment Repairer
  • Ship & Boat Captain


Technology is also a very broad term that can refer to so many things. Technology is basically any new inventions that advances society in some way. Today technology careers go hand in hand with computers and a lot of the career are in computer science (see there is that multi-faceted word again). Below is a tiny fraction of the careers available in this industry that always reinvents itself.

  • Computer researcher
  • Network Architect
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer and Information System Manager
  • Computer Repairs Technician
  • Operator
  • Computer system analyst
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Administrator


Engineering, and engineers themselves, come in many different shapes and sizes. Engineering can be divided into four main categories namely, chemical engineering, electronic engineering, civil engineering and mechanical engineering.

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technician
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Biochemical Engineer
  • Biofuel or Biodiesel Technology & Product Development
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Civil Engineers
  • Commercial & Industrial Designer
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Energy Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Engineering Technician
  • Fuel Cell Engineer
  • Geographic Information Systems Technician
  • Hydroelectric Plant Technician
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mapping Technician
  • Marine Architect
  • Materials Scientist and Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Methane Gas Generation System Technician
  • Microsystems Engineer
  • Nanosystems Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Photonics Engineer
  • Photonics Technician
  • Radio Frequency Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Robotics Technician
  • Semiconductor Processor
  • Solar Energy Systems Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Transportation Planner
  • Water or Wastewater Engineer
  • Wind Energy Engineer


If you are one of those rare specimens that love mathematics this degree is right up your alley. As you can imagine there are so many different ways that maths can be applied to a career path. See the list below to get some ideas of which careers you can specialize in.

  • Actuary
  • Economist
  • Math Teacher
  • Mathematician
  • Multimedia Artist or Animator
  • Network Systems & Data Communications Analyst
  • Remote Sensing Scientist or Technologist
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer & Tester
  • Statistician

To find your passion is no easy task, but you have to start somewhere. So start at the beginning and choose a degree in one of the fields you think you love the most. You will realize your passion soon enough this way.


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