In our weekly Trends that Matter series, we provide infographics, articles and recent news from healthcare influencers to highlight general trends affecting the pharmaceutical industry. This week's featured topic is STEM opportunities. Since the pharma industry relies heavily on technology and innovation for economic development, a skilled STEM workforce is essential.
There are many opportunities to build a prosperous career in the STEM fields. According to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national average wage for STEM occupations is nearly double the national average wage for the non-STEM professions.
Specifically, the following STEM career paths will be highly in demand in upcoming years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- Materials science engineers
- Nuclear engineers
- Systems engineers
- Cybersecurity and intelligence professionals
- Software developers
- Petroleum engineers
- Data scientists
What does it take to be successful in a STEM-related career? In a recent Pharma Exec article, Adele Gulfo, Head of Global Commercial Development at Mylan, attributes her successful career in the pharmaceutical industry to her strong foundation in science, problem-solving skills, and intellectual curiosity.