STEM Careers are Flying…into Space
Career sector are rapidly changing, with high skilled jobs on the increase and low skilled careers on the decline. We are living in the digital age, and this is being represented in the job market.
Employers are on the look out for STEM professionals (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and the potential jobs opportunities range from the entertainment industry recruiting game designers to sound engineers, to the energy and environmental sector who are developing new energy sources from wind, sun and wave power.
STEM jobs cover many job sectors. One growth area is the Space sector, where the UK alone are predicting to create over 100,000 space jobs, to work on satellites, global positioning systems and military surveillance. The potential in this sector is massive, with private companies funding research that only a couple of years ago would have been funded by governments.
Two examples of this include, the Google Lunar Price where Google have offered a prize of $30m for the first private team to land a robot on the moon. And billionaire Dennis Tito is funding a married couple to go on a 500 day space mission to fly around Mars.
Future Job in STEM
The truth is we don’t know what jobs people will be employed to do in the next 20 or 30 years, maybe new industries such as the space holiday sector will be commonplace or organ growing farms will remove the need for donor list.
What we do know is that STEM skilled employees will be required to move the world forward. We have never lived in a time where developments are changing at this rapid rate, only a few years ago a phone was used as a phone, the idea that you access the internet, complete bank transactions and create music tracks from your phone would have been unbelievable.
Innovators, scientist, mathematicians, doctors, engineers, designers and soft and hardware developers are creating new inventions that are shaping our future, and as a STEM professional you could be part of these teams.
- Creating a renewable energy source from wave power
- Curing Cancer
- Mining minerals from distant planets
- Creating crops that grow in areas struck by poverty
- Designing self driving cars to reduce accidents
Future Growth of Careers
- The Low Carbon Sector, supporting Green Collar Jobs is due to double in the next 3-4 years
- The space sector is a £40 billion business creating over 100,000 jobs
- Digital and Creative industry is growing rapidly at a 5% increase in jobs
- £1 Billion investment in the Life Science sector is employing over 400,000 people and could double over the next 5 years
- Increases in air travel, space exploration, innovative renewable energy schemes, advances in microelectronics and science has boosted STEM jobs, future careers and new opportunities.
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