Interesting STEM Jobs

What do skatepark engineers, coconut safety engineers, volcanologists, or 3D filmers have in common? All these professionals have degrees in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). These are jobs unfamiliar to most people. What are some of the jobs you almost never think about (but perhaps should consider) while searching for a job)?

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Essential Sport/STEM Jobs

Have you ever wanted a career in sports? You don’t have to be a professional athlete to make this dream come true.

Behind every individual athlete or team victory, there are STEM professionals at work. Sports and technology are overwhelmingly intertwined in today’s world. From designing Paralympic equipment to biochemical engineers working on faster recovery of athletes’ damaged tissues, they all have one unifying denominator: sports.

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Cybersecurity: Do you have what it takes? Part II.

Needed cybersecurity skills

Do you have what it takes for a career in cybersecurity? If you are already working in the field, are you unsure about what skills are needed to further boost your career? Have you always wondered what skills to work on to become a penetration tester, network security or cloud specialist? Are you curious whether programming skills are essential in order to succeed? And are you uncertain about where to begin?
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Cybersecurity: Do You Have The Necessary Skills? Part I. 

Cybersecurity: Do You Have The Necessary Skills? Part I.  

Data breaches or network vulnerabilities will only keep increasing in the future. Consequently, cybersecurity experts are more in demand than ever. This is especially true for employers and states looking for professionals being able to “not only maintain firewalls”, but with advanced knowledge, experience and technical experience. In 2016, 46 percent of organizations claimed not to have enough experts with the desired skills. However, becoming an expert in the cybersecurity field seems to be more difficult to achieve than previously thought. It is such a broad sector/sphere/discipline that it can be overwhelming to find the right path. What does it take? What skills are needed? Which certifications are the best?

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Good News For All Job Seekers: Unemployment Rate Close To 10-year Low

As anticipated, the national unemployment rate fell from 4.8 % to 4.7 % over last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Approximately 235,000 new jobs were created in February, adding to the national economy. This development follows a long-term trend, with the U.S. economy having grown for 94 straight months. This is the third-longest recorded growth for the U.S. economy and it is good news for all job seekers.

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Unemployment rates, source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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New Outreach Efforts to Veterans Regarding Discharges and Military Records

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The Department of Defense announced a renewed effort to alert veterans that they may have their service records reviewed for a change of status. Those veterans who feel they were victims of an injustice regarding their discharges etc. may now request a review of their status Continue reading

Women in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Race and gender play a significant role in the job market. Unfortunately, minorities and women are underrepresented in most STEM careers. Only 25% in this workforce is made up of women. Women are also less likely to graduate in these disciplines. In order to close this gap, President Donald Trump has signed two bills supporting women in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Both H.R. 321 and H.R. 255 are designed to support women’s participation in STEM education and encourage them to pursue careers in these disciplines.

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Famous Veteran : Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman in the "French Connection."

“I have trouble with direction, because I have trouble with authority. I was not a good Marine.”

Gene Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, but family problems spurred him into moving frequently. Although they finally settled in Danville Illinois, his father left when Hackman was 13 years old and his mother was an alcoholic. At the age of 16, Hackman decided to drop out of high school and join the Marines. Despite being underage, he lied well enough to enlist. Continue reading