Why STEM Careers are in Demand More Than Ever

Unsurprisingly, the pandemic has shaped our lives in almost every aspect, with many of the challenges remaining today. While the demand for health-related professionals may be obvious, businesses also have a newfound demand for a larger scope of STEM disciplines. A demand, that is projected to increase steadily for the next decade.

New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reflects that the demand for jobs in math, science, and technology are projected to increase 13% from 2020 to 2030. The BLS states this growth to be “faster than the average for all occupations” adding about 667,600 new jobs in total.

An article from CNBC features the voice of Megan Slabinski, the district president of global talent solutions at a recruitment firm. Slabinski manages her company’s technology, marketing, and creative operations in some of the “fastest-growing tech and creative markets in North America”.

Slabinski tells CNBC that the pandemic has enhanced the way in which companies across all industries use technology.

“We’ve seen the emergence of tele-health and remote patient monitoring in health care, and with traditional retail stores closed or limiting their hours during the pandemic, companies had to think about selling their goods online and enhancing their web presence to capture revenue from people shopping online”, she states. Slabinski cites that companies have long realized the power of technology to increase customer interaction and understand customer behavior.

Read more about the growth of STEM careers at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or the article written by CNBC.