Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Because it is SCIENCE!!

Industry Overview

When you were learning about math in high school and everyone looked at each other and said, “Who would ever need this?” Everyone in the STEM cluster does pretty much all the time! If you have ever met someone with a super fancy title that involves the word engineer or scientist they probably work in the STEM cluster. These positions often require a large amount of specialized education, namely at least a bachelor’s degree in a specialized field. Recently, much has been made of the substantial lack of qualified workers in certain STEM career paths.

Explore Careers in this Industry

Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

Career Overview

Aerospace engineers design and develop aerospace vehicles, systems, and their components. In addition, they may be involved in the installation, operation, and evaluation of these systems. These engineers often utilize computer-based modeling and simulation tools. Make sure to search for videos by Kevin and Deepik to learn more about being an aerospace engineer!

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$49,000 /yr
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Applied Genomics Researcher - Mike

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Applied genomic researchers explore genetics that apply DNA, DNA sequencing methods, and bioinformatics to sequence, assemble, and analyze the function and structure of genomes. This job is crucial to understand how living things grow, breed and survive.

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Astronomer

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Astronomers study the ways in which various forms of matter and energy interact. They may study the nature of time or the origin of the universe, and they may conduct observational and theoretical research to extend knowledge of the universe.

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$54,000 /yr
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Biochemists and Biophysicists

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Biochemists and biophysicists study the processes within living things including heredity, cell development, and disease.

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Biological Scientist

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A biological scientist studies life, specifically organisms and their relationship to their environment. Generally speaking, biologists study humans, animals, and bacteria to gain a better understanding of how the body works and how external factors influence each organism.

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Chemical Engineer

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Chemical engineers research, design, and develop chemical processes and equipment, oversee the operation and maintenance of industrial chemical, plastics, pharmaceutical, resource, pulp, and food processing plants and perform duties related to chemical quality control, environmental protection and biochemical or bio-technical engineering.

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Chemical Technician

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Chemical technicians research, develop, and/or produce chemical products or processes under the supervision of a chemist or chemical engineer.

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Chemists

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Chemists conduct research and analysis in support of industrial operations, product and process development, quality control, environmental control, medical diagnosis and treatment, biotechnology and other applications. Make sure to use the search box to find Wendy's video to learn about the job of a pharmaceutical chemist.

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Chief Meteorologist

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A broadcast meteorologist provides weather forecasts through television or radio broadcasts.

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Civil Engineer

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Civil engineers plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of buildings, earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, railways, rapid transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports and coastal installations and systems related to highway and transportation services, water distribution and sanitation. Use the search box to find videos made by Catherine, Richard, and Roger!

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Civil Engineer - Catherine

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Civil engineers design, build, and maintain construction projects including bridges, roads, tunnels, airports, and water supply and sewage treatment plants.

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Civil Engineer- Project Manager - Roger

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Civil engineers design, build, and maintain construction projects including bridges, roads, tunnels, airports, and water supply and sewage treatment plants.

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Civil Engineer- Richard

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Civil engineers design, build, and maintain construction projects including bridges, roads, tunnels, airports, and water supply and sewage treatment plants.

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Conservation officers (fish and game wardens)

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They are the law enforcement officers of the great outdoors. They're responsible for managing and protecting wildlife and water resources.They enforce the federal and provincial regulations established for the protection of fish, wildlife and other natural resources and collect and relay information on resource management.

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$34,000 /yr
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Economists

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Economists use mathematical models and statistics to analyze data so they can predict trends and evaluate economic issues related to resources, goods, and services.

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Electrical Engineer

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Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electronic equipment such as motors, communication systems, and power generators.

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$52,000 /yr
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Engineer (Aviation) - Deepik

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Aerospace engineers design and develop aerospace vehicles, systems, and their components. In addition, they may be involved in the installation, operation, and evaluation of these systems. These engineers often utilize computer-based modeling and simulation tools.

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Entomological Research Scientist - Rose

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An entomologist is someone who specifically focuses on the scientific study of insects, with most entomologists focusing on a specific type of insect and developing methods for preventing the importation and spread of destructive insects.

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Environmental engineer

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Environmental engineers use scientific principles (related to engineering, biology, chemistry) to analyze environmental problems and develop solutions. They often work on issues related to public health, pollution control, recycling, and waste disposal.

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Geologist (Geoscientist)

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A Geologist studies the composition, structure, and processes related to the Earth in order to learn about the past, present, and future. They may collect samples out in the field and take these back to the laboratory to study them in detail.

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Licensed Practical Nurse - Rhoda

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Licensed practical nurse (LPN) and licensed vocational nurse (LVN) are two terms for the same position; different terms are used in different locations. LPNs and LVNs work under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians, and they provide basic bedside care to patients.

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Maritime Archaeologist - Jason

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A maritime archaeologist does historical research related to maritime issues. This can involve book-related research as well as scuba diving to inspect underwater sites including ship wrecks.

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Mechanical Engineer - Ed

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Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and evaluate machinery and systems for power generation, heating and air conditioning, engines, and machines. They are also involved in the installation, operation, and maintenance of these systems.

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Mechanical Engineer - Kevin

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Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and evaluate machinery and systems for power generation, heating and air conditioning, engines, and machines. They are also involved in the installation, operation, and maintenance of these systems.

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Medical Laboratory Technician - Bethany

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A medical laboratory technician conducts various tests of bodily fluids in a lab setting. Tests may occur for routine lab work, cholesterol readings, or tests for infections.

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Meteorologist

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Meteorologists collect data about the climate and weather and make forecasts about the future. They often use computers, mathematical models, and data from satellites and radar to do this. Make sure to use the search box to find Christian and Allan to learn about what broadcast meteorologists do!

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Meteorologist - Christian

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A broadcast meteorologist provides weather forceasts through television or radio broadcasts.

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Naturalist - Brian

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Naturalists are experts in the environment including plants, wildlife, minerals, and fossils. They generally spend their time educating others about the environment within natural and wildlife preserves. They may do this by taking groups on nature hikes.

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Pharmaceutical Chemist - Wendy

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Pharmaceutical chemists are basically chemists in the pharmaceutical industry. They conduct research on drugs, formulate new drugs, and monitor the quality control of the drug making process.

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Quality Control Bioassay Analyst - Jess

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Research assistants (similar to the associate scientist in the video) can work in a variety of settings including businesses, universities, and the government. Generally, they assist with every aspect of various research projects by reviewing the literature, collecting data, inputting data, and evaluating the findings. The associate scientist in the video works in a biotech firm.

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Research Assistant - Jason

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Research assistants can work in a variety of settings including businesses, universities, and the government. Generally, they assist with every aspect of various research projects by reviewing the literature, collecting data, inputting data, and evaluating the findings.

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Research Engineer - Jamie

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Research engineers do research to find the best methods to improve technologies or procedures for completing technical projects within an organization.

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Research Scientist - Ian

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Industrial/Organizational psychologists (as seen in this video) research human behavior in the workplace, including how people interact with tools and systems in the workplace (known as Human Factors Psychology). Their job may include designing research studies, collecting data, and evaluating this data in order to improve efficiency in the work environment.

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Soil Conservationist

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A soil conservationist works with property owners to determine how to use land without damaging it. They may help communities overcome problems after fires or erosion-related issues as well as work with farmers to improve their land.

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Soil Scientist

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Soil scientists analyze soil to help make farming more productive by studying every aspect of the soil including the chemicals and minerals in the soil and the best way to water and fertilize the soil. They look for the best use of land and how to minimize erosion.

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Speech-Language Pathologist

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Speech-language pathologists diagnose, evaluate, and provide treatment for various communication disorders related to hearing, speech, and language. Use the search box to find videos of Melita and Rachel to learn more about what speech-language pathologists do in different settings!

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Structural Engineer - Roger

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Structural engineering is a branch of civil engineering that focuses on the planning, designing, and management of the construction of structures such as buildings, bridges, dams, and power plants.

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Structures Engineer (Aviation) - Kevin

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Aerospace engineers design and develop aerospace vehicles, systems, and their components. In addition, they may be involved in the installation, operation, and evaluation of these systems. These engineers often utilize computer-based modeling and simulation tools.

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US Navy - Machinist's Mate 1st Class - Kelly

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A machinist mate works as a maintenance technician on equipment including boilers, propulsion systems, catapults, and elevators.

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Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist

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Zoologists and wildlife biologists study the physical characteristics of animals, animal behaviors, and how humans affect wildlife and natural habitats.

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