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In today’s tech-driven society, STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) have never been so important. It’s thought that the UK will require 100,000 new STEM graduates every year until 2020 – so it’s clear that the demand for graduates in these subjects is at an all-time high.
If you’re a current Science, IT, Engineering or Maths student, or you’ve recently graduated with a STEM degree, you’re statistically more likely to benefit from better job prospects and higher pay than if you had studied any other course. But if you think you know exactly what graduate job your degree will lead you into, think again.
We spoke to UK Tech News Editor, Yessi Bello Perez, about how STEM degrees (in this case, tech-related degrees) can actually be used in a number of different ways:
“I think people think of tech and they generally think of coding, but the truth is that you don't have to be a hardcore techie to embark on a successful career in the industry. In my experience, I think people need to be good at problem-solving, creative and thrive under pressure. All the founders I speak to say they are after passionate, relentless and bright employees, who care about technological change and disruption.”
Because STEM subjects tend to teach these kinds of highly transferrable skills – problem-solving, persistence, the ability to work well under pressure – they will be valuable in many different graduate jobs – meaning that you can do a lot more with your STEM degree than you might ever have thought.
STEM degrees teach highly transferrable skills which will open up the door to many different graduate job opportunities - so whether you’re a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths graduate, you’ll have the scope to work in a range of rewarding, stimulating and very different graduate jobs.
And best of all? Continuous advances in technology and scientific research mean that you might not even know what is around the corner for your STEM career – in fact, your dream job might not even exist yet.
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