Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are integrated into many industries and some of the fastest growing careers in the country. STEM creates critical thinkers, problem solvers, and pioneering minds which are the driving force behind innovation and a thriving economy. Many young adults are inspired to pursue STEM because of the many cool and exciting job opportunities available in these fields.
Epidemiologists investigate public health problems and work to prevent them from spreading or from happening again. They report their findings to public policy officials and to the general public. You can find epidemiologists doing many things such as:
- Investigating the factors that cause the development of diseases
- Analyzing the best diets for preventing disease
- Traveling the world to help monitor and contain an infectious virus
- Researching a new virus strain to see if it has the ability to spread between humans