Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

This career cluster prepares for careers in planning, managing, and providing scientific research and development, professional and technical services including laboratory and testing services, and problem-solving for the challenging and ever-changing fields of energy and engineering.

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Core skills that are necessary for success in these occupations:

  • Science – Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
  • Programming – Writing computer programs
  • Technology Design – Making equipment and technology useful for customers
  • Operations Analysis – Figuring out what a product or service needs to be able to do
  • Mathematics – Using math to solve problems
  • Systems Analysis – Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • Systems Evaluation – Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
  • Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers
  • Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • Management of Financial Resources – Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent

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