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Why Study STEM?students

Students who study STEM have the opportunity to be a part of the life sciences industry: an industry full of innovation and exciting discoveries. A degree in a STEM field gives individuals the opportunity to make a positive impact in the world.

The United States is a world leader in higher education offering endless opportunities to study within the STEM fields at colleges and universities across the country. Students who choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree within the STEM disciplines will have a wealth of opportunity available to them upon graduating college.

STEM Stats:

  • Occupations in STEM fields are expected to grow by 17% by 2018, nearly double the rate of growth in non-STEM occupations (U.S. News and World Report)
  • The U.S. will have over 1 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018 (U.S. Department of Labor)
  • In Massachusetts alone, the Biotech industry has seen a 42% growth in employment since 2002
  • People in STEM fields can expect to earn 26% more money on average and be less likely to experience job loss (U.S. Commerce Department)