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1. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), previously Science, Math, Engineering and Technology (SMET), is a term used to group together these academic disciplines. This term is typically used when addressing education policy and curriculum choices in schools to improve competitiveness in science and technology development. It has implications for workforce development, national security concerns and immigration policy.

1.1. Biology. Chemistry. Physics. Design and technology. Maths. Information and communications technology (IT or ICT). Computer science. Economics. Geography.

2. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, previously Science, Math, Engineering and Technology, is a term used to group together these academic disciplines.

3. STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are the foundations of the industrial and corporate world. While these are some of the most important subjects, students often overlook them, it is a skill-set that is in high demand by employers.

4. 5What careers can STEM subjects lead to? The breadth of careers STEM subjects can lead to is actually pretty breath taking. Here’s a mix of the everyday – and the out-of-the-ordinary. We’ve even included a guide to the school/college subjects you must study to go into each profession:

5. Space scientist: From astronauts and rocket scientists to meteorologists and climate scientists, space scientists study the Earth’s atmosphere, as well as outer space and the things in it. Must study: Physics. Doctor: General practitioners see patients locally to diagnose illnesses, while consultants specialise in a particular area of medicine, and surgeons carry out operations. Must study: Biology. Civil engineer: Design the buildings, roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Must study: Maths. Accountant: Prepare and look at companies’ accounts: that is, the money they spend and receive. Must study: Maths. Web Developer: Use computer programming languages to build and improve websites and online apps. Must study: Maths. Marine biologist: Studies sea creatures, from their behaviour and the way they interact, to the impact of humankind. Must study: Biology. Automotive engineer: Design and improve land vehicles like cars, lorries and vans. Must study: Maths. Chemical engineer: Make and improve medicines, household products like detergents, and cosmetics, which involve the use of chemicals. Must study: Maths. Architect: Come up with the designs for buildings and other things in the built environment, from bridges to football stadiums. Must study: Maths. Statistician: Use information to draw conclusions about the real-world. Must study: Maths.