STEM Stands for Opportunity
STEM is a program that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — and it’s not just for scientists and engineers. We’re here to help you along the way as you get your STEM degree and begin your career.
STEM is a game-changer for our students and our state. From Puget Sound and Yakima Valley to the rolling hills of the Palouse, Washington’s economy is rooted in STEM.
Demand for STEM graduates is at an all-time high. In the past decade, STEM jobs have grown 3 times faster than non-STEM jobs. Yet, too few of our students see STEM’s power or possibilities.
Heritage University aims to assist students to develop the critical reasoning and problem-solving skills that will make them ready to become productive citizens in the STEM fields.
Planning for Your STEM Career
Below find information, assessments and data to help you plan your STEM career pathway.
- My Next Move – Career Search Assessment
- Washington Occupational Information System
- Washington Career Bridge
- How to Choose a Career That’s Best for You
- Careerealism – Transferable Skills Job Seekers Need
- Job Start 101 – Smart Tips and Real-World Training
- GetSchooled.com – Online Resources
- Department of Homeland Security – STEM Summer Internship Program
- Department of Homeland Security – Summer Research Team Program
- Discover Health Admin
Whether you’re a current student, an educator or a community member, you’re invited to further explore STEM career opportunities. These references also include information regarding wages, occupations, industries and prospects for job growth:
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Explore Health Careers
- Medical Careers
- STEM Career
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
- Fastest Growing Occupations (OOH)
- Occupations with the Largest Job Growth
- Washington State Employment Security Department
- Jobs for the Future
- Ideas Laboratory
- Top 60 Jobs that will Rock the Future
- Virtual Career Network – Healthcare
- iON FUTURE
- Top Highest Paying College Majors
Washington Schools & Scholarships
Find scholarships and financial resources to help you succeed on your educational journey!
- HU Soar
- Scholarships – The Washboard
- GetSchooled.com – Online Resources – Offers Resources on College Preparation, Admission, Financial Planning, and College Success Tools.
- GRADUATE! – A Financial Aid Guide to Success – English & Spanish links
- Washington State Achievement Council – Paying for College
- Top 7 Scholarships for Hispanics Interested in STEM Careers
- National Application Center
- University of Washington Conservation Scholars Program
- Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
- Online Colleges in Washington
- Scholarships and Financial Aid in Washington
Explore careers, make educational plans to reach your goals and find the training programs and the right schools to help you achieve your dreams!