Let's think back a few years: at that time, the most prestigious and promising professions were economists, lawyers, and political scientists. Getting into the corresponding department was like winning the lottery. But what do we see today? Thousands of professionals wander long and fruitlessly in search of work.
To avoid the mistakes of the past, we need to look to the future. Today, we're going to talk about specialties that will only grow in demand - and their name is STEM.
What is STEM?
STEM is an acronym consisting of the words science, technology, engineering, mathematics. These disciplines are related to each other and are developing in sync, and at a rapid pace. Soon there will be professions that you and I can't even imagine, but all of them, in one way or another, will be related to technology in the context of the natural sciences.
The term STEM became popular after the U.S. government recognized the shortage of domestic skilled workers in high-tech fields and started a new trend in education. In order to support international students to master STEM and work in this field, the authorities started a special immigration policy. STEM graduates after receiving their degrees can stay in the U.S. for a total of 36 months for OPT STEM (Optional Practical Training). The strategic moves have proven effective: currently about 45% of all international students in the U.S. study science and technology disciplines.