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10 in-demand jobs that require STEM skills

The Farr Foundation aims to inspire the next generation with their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths learning so that they can enjoy successful careers in later life, but which jobs will benefit from enhanced STEM knowledge?

It’s always evolving but we believe the following 10 roles will always require extensive STEM skills.

  • Scientist

Whether your child is fascinated by biology and the world around us or likes to conduct their own experiments, STEM will help them understand all the possibilities of every kind of science.

  • Architect

If your child is always looking at architecture and wants to design their own buildings, STEM can help them understand all the components that work together to ensure they stay safe, secure and spectacular.

  • Mathematician

A working knowledge of numbers and how they work together in different industries and sectors will put your child in good stead for a role as a mathematician.

  • Engineer

Architectural, environmental, aerospace… Even robotics or 3D printing. So many industries rely on people to design, build and maintain their products and services.

  • I.T. Specialist

Coding is now a key part of the National Curriculum and living in a fully connected world means I.T. skills are only going to be more in demand in future years.

  • Web Developer

As mentioned earlier, the world is well on its way to being fully connected and there’s going to be a need for people to develop websites and apps for a long time to come. If your children can master this technology, there will be so many possibilities.

  • Construction Worker

Building houses, operating machinery, managing sites… So much of the work on construction sites requires STEM knowledge that can be put into practice.

  • Technical Writer

There’s always going to be a need for someone to put down technical information into more understandable words and who better than someone who knows all the ins and outs of STEM.

  • Mechanic

With the world becoming more aware of environmental issues and our impact on it, we imagine there will be a rise in electric cars and other vehicles that make use of renewable energy. They’re going to need talented mechanics to put them together.

  • Baker

You might not have expected to see this career on the list but baking is a science. And who doesn’t like cake and fresh bread? There’s always going to be a demand for these kind of handmade treats.

The Farr Foundation is a charity that supports organisations dedicated to inspiring school-aged children, raising their aspirations through STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) activities. We do this through the provision of grant funding throughout the calendar year.

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