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The Top 4 STEM Job Opportunities for 2017

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STEM professionals are the innovators and trendsetters. Their research has enabled the creation of several inventions that have made our lives easier. Consider things we take for granted each day such as the ability to connect with others via the internet or the light bulbs that illuminate our homes. Becoming a part of the STEM community is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding experience. This article discusses the top 4 trending STEM jobs for 2017.

Information Security Analyst

Information Security Analyst jobs are expected to increase by 18% by 2024.  With such great growth potential, this is a career that shouldn’t be overlooked. Information Security Analysts typically earn $90,120 per annum and are responsible for planning and implementing security measures to protect an organization’s networks and systems.

Financial Advisor

People will always be looking for ways to make their money work for them. The best financial advisors are those who understand the intricacies of the financial market and can make the best investment decisions for clients. Financial advisors typically earn $81,060 per annum.

Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical engineering is a growing sector with a whopping expected 23% growth rate by 2024. Biomedial engineers design, research and create devices used in healthcare. They typically earn $86,950 per annum.

Software Developer

The demand for technology continues to increase. Many people envision a world where robot companions and flying cars are real.  Software developers play a crucial role in this continuously growing sector. They write the code necessary for developing computer programs and earn approximately $95,510 annually.

Environmental Engineer

 Concern for the environment continues to be a hot topic for many. If we continue on the path that we’re on, the earth will no longer exist. Environmental engineers work assiduously to craft solutions to issues with recycling, waste disposal and pollution. They typically earn $80,890 annually.

STEM provides many enriching careers for those with inquisitive and creative minds. STEM careers rock! They provide the platform for inventors and problem solvers to shine.  Are you ready to be the next great mover and shaker?

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