DECD: CareerResourcesCOL1_STEM science technology engineering mathematics careers

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Career Cluster prepares students for careers in planning, managing, as well as providing scientific research, and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, and engineering). These careers align closely with careers in the following Connecticut Industry Clusters or Industry Sectors: Aerospace, Agriculture, Bioscience, Hydrogen-Fuel Cell, Maritime, Metal Manufacturing, Plastics, and Software/Information Technology.


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American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
Careers in the Biological Sciences presents general career development information, and internships and job hunting sites.
American Mathematical Association - Career Information page 
This AMS site helps individuals explore academic studies and the wide variety of career paths for those with a strong foundation in mathematics. Open the doors to business, finance, the sciences, manufacturing, engineering, homeland security, communications, sports and athletics, arts and education.


Ask a Scientist 

NASA Science, by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, provides a platform for students to ask questions of any of: astrobiologist, astronomer, astrophysicist, engineer, geologist, lunar scientist, physicist, space scientist, and Dr. SOHO. (SOHO stands for Solar and Heliospheric Observatory and is a satellite that studies the Sun 24 hours a day, 365 days a year without interruptions.)

Atmospheric Scientist, including Meteorologist    {NEW!}
Truity web page with career overview, job duties, work environment, education and training, and more.

Bioscience Careers 
North Carolina’s Bioscience Clearing house (NCBC) presents bioscience education and training, salary, and career opportunities information for Middle school and high school teachers and students – featuring short career videos for related careers from “animal behaviorist” to “zoologist.”

Black Scientists & Inventors
A list of some notable African-American inventors  and their success in science and technology.

Career path: High Technology   
A 7-page guide from the University Michigan’s Ross School of Business for developing high-tech careers, from forming a career search strategy, to researching employers.

Careers in Mathematics or Statistics

Look, listen and read about the paths that these young men and women have each taken with their degrees in mathematics or statistics.
Meet this DOW environmental engineer.
U.S. DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics latest information on this alternative energy career option, classified within the category of green jobs.

CareerOneStop – Career and Cluster Videos, see Scientific Research/Research)

Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop provides a wealth of information and videos for careers and workforce skills. View over two dozen career videos in this cluster.

CareerOneStop – Explore Careers: Salary Finder 
Browse comparative wage/salary information available by occupation. Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, a semi-annual survey that provides wage and employment statistics for the nation, each state, and sub-state regions. Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

CareerOneStop – Explore Green Careers

Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop lists some careers in the green sector. Click on an occupation, then select the state (e.g., Connecticut) to obtain the typical wages/salaries, and a description of specific tasks. Look into renewable energy generation, energy efficiency, energy and carbon capture and storage, recycling and waste reduction, among others.

CAREERwise Education – Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics {NEW!}

This web page has 100+ career paths within this cluster. Click here to learn more.

Careers in Oceanography, Marine Science & Marine Biology 
A long list of careers to consider and web resources to explore, with general guides for oceanography and marine science; guides for marine biology, marine mammals, zoos and aquariums; with additional guides covering all of science.


Coastal Engineer 
InsideJobs information about coastal engineeringworking on projects and solving problems involving coastlines and oceans.


Cool Jobs: Crime Scene Investigators 

Learn a typical day in crime science research at this Student Science web page. 

Exploring Careers @ NASA for Students   {NEW!}

Check out this National Aeronautics and Space Administration web site for many exciting careers--prepare today for your adventurous future!


Food Scientist or Technologist
Read Science Buddies web page about this career that affects our food supply from Science Careers.

Greek Women: Mathematicians and Philosophers    

The University of Arizona Women's Studies Department has compiled a summary of historical women who were educated in mathematics, wrote books, educated others, and made significant impact in the field of philosophy and on their society.  This site is included to inspire both young men and young women to continue their education and have a positive impact on the world.


Interested in a career in the marine sciences?

At “Marine Careers – A Seagrant Guide to Career Opportunities” marine evolutionary biologist, biology, oceanography, ocean engineering, and aquatic veterinarian are some of the careers you can read about at this site, with individual career profiles, salaries, career slideshow, and information about research laboratories.


"Life of an Engineer: Profiles in Engineering"

This Try Engineering site shares interesting backgrounds and the variety of interest career paths for engineering graduates. Check out other links in the left navigational bar to learn more through: "Become an Engineer".

Hopkins Marine Station – Career Information
Stanford University site for those interested in a career in the marine or aquatic sciences—comprehensive list of web sites with helpful advice, career, and/or internship information.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) makes available over a dozen interviews with professionals in the field of science who share their views on the path to a career in the sciences and what it takes to succeed. Read full transcripts and watch video clips on choosing the career path to the sciences.

NASA: Astronaut Candidate Program {NEW!}

This National Aeronautics and Space Administration lists the general and academic requirements to become an astronaut.

NASA Career – Career Profiles  {NEW!}

Read about NASA professionals, then click here for NASA career pathways for new college and university graduates.

O*Net OnLine – Browse by STEM discipline
O*NET OnLine is an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations containing standardized and occupation-specific descriptors, developed by the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). How to use: Select an entry from either of the two yellow boxes and press "Go" to obtain a list of possible STEM occupations. Notice the icons at the end of the line: a green leaf means a "green technology" occupation, a sunshine icon signifies good employment prospects.

O*NET OnLine Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) 
This database lists some of the many occupations associated with each career cluster, providing summary information for each occupation regarding qualifications and education requirements, skills, abilities, job zones, common tasks and work activities, work values, work styles, interests, and related occupations.

Ocean Explorer 
Read the career biographies and work of deep sea medical explorers and other marine science experts in More Ocean Careers, check out the interview with researcher Dr. Peter Auster of the University of Connecticut and his work conducting research at sea; and then click on the link for “Photo & Video Log” to see images of marine technicians and scientists in their day-to-day activities.


PBS: Interviews (about genetically-modified foods) 
Ever thought of a career to improve the food or the supply of food we eat? This site from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) presents some of the views of farmers, scientists, biotechnology critics, federal regulators and the food industry, all caught up in the intensifying debate over genetically modified food.


Photonics career videos  
OP-TEC initiated its Photonics Career Videos project in an effort to provide teachers, counselors, students and parents video profiles of successful two-year college technical program students and graduates. – Career Guides for Scientists

Five tips for budding scientists.


Science Careers: Microbiologist 

Science Buddies presents the nature of work, education, training, and responsibilities of career microbiologists.

U.S. Department of Labor's an Occupational Outlook Quarterly report Spring 2014.

Try Nano: Meet Professionals

This Nano Experts page from features profiles of young men and women working with or studying nanotechnology every day.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – Seeing Quarks and Gluons Through Jets and Silhouettes 

Meet scientist Ivan Vitev and his research work, funded through a federal grant; learns about the challenges and rewards of a career in science, pushing to new frontiers.

What is a geneticist?  {NEW!}

Read about this and many other related careers by


"Where can studying mathematics take you?"

A 2-minute YouTube video on the variety of careers that knowing mathematics can open up.


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