Top 5 Cool STEAM Careers to Consider in 2023

A year ago, we wrote about 5 Unique Jobs in STEM You Didn’t Know Existed. Fast forward to 2023, we now have an updated list of super interesting careers that will make you excited about having a future in STEAM!

STEM is short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. If you mix in “Art”, it becomes STEAM.

In the past, STEM fields have suffered from stereotypes partly influenced by media portrayals. According to a study conducted in 2018, negative stereotypes surrounding STEM have actually deterred women from pursuing STEM and being motivated to pursue these fields.

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Our goal at Wiz Robotics is to inspire future engineers, entrepreneurs & innovators. It’s time to change the how STEM careers have been perceived and motivate the future generation to think differently about the vast number of possibilities that STEM could bring.

Having said that, we are very excited to share with you our updated list of Top 5 Cool STEAM Careers to Consider in 2023!

Pastry Chef

Have you wondered why chocolate needs to be tempered before reaching the most optimal state for eating and baking? Or why adding different ingredients can result in different cake textures?

It’s all science!

Baking is part science, part math, and part art. Pastry chef is the perfect demonstration of a STEAM career that combines STEM, creativity, and art. Getting the most optimal combination of texture, taste, and presentation is not as easy as it seems.

In order to become a pastry chef, you would need formal training through an accredited facility. Some hiring managers might even prefer a bachelor’s degree.

If you are as passionate about pastries (or eating them) as I am, this is a fun and unique career to consider!

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Game Physics Programmer

What if I told you that you CAN have fun by studying physics?

A Physics Programmer apply math and physics to the art of game design. They are the ones whose code could enable you to experience shockwaves of an explosion in the game or a car crashing through the waves as if you were physically there in the virtual world.

Physics programmers requires a high level knowledge of physics and programming. They also should have a sense of gameplay and know how to blend in realism in games with fun components.

Being a physics programmer will make your dream of playing games for work become a reality.

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Underwater Archaeologist

What does Titanic, Treasure Island, and Life of Pi share in common? — Shipwrecks!

Underwater or Marine archaeology is a field of archaeology practiced underwater. According to the National Marine Protected Areas,

Underwater Archaeology is the systematic documentation and recovery of information from submerged artifacts and underwater sites for the interpretation of past human cultures. Artifacts and sites, the locations of past human activity, possess information about human behavior in both the nature of the objects and in their exact distribution on or under the seafloor.

In simple words — shipwrecks and lost treasures!

Underwater archaeologists will get to dive deep into the ocean to discover the secrets of the ocean depths and search for shipwrecks and lost civilizations.

There are only around 15 universities worldwide that offer a degree in marine or underwater archeology. Diving training is also a must. Most professionals have a master’s or doctorate in this field.

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Medical Illustrator

“I love science but I also love art. Is there a job where I can do both at the same time?” YES — Medical illustrator is the answer.

A medical illustrator combines their expert knowledge of health sciences and artistic ability to explain medical principles and theories to the public. Their work may appear in textbooks and scientific journals, including educational materials such as brochures or booklets, video tutorials, and in-person exhibitions.

There are no undergraduate programs in medical illustrations. Professional medical illustrators often earn a master’s degree in medical illustration from an accredited graduate institution. Admission requirements general involve a bachelor’s degree with a major in art and a minor in the biological sciences, or a major in science with a minor in art, is preferred. On top of that, a portfolio of artwork and a personal interview are generally required.

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3D Printing Engineer

3D technology is becoming a game changer in making technological advances in the world. It’s also one of the rapidly emerging fields.

3D Printing allows engineers to create sometimes extremely complex prototypes efficiently. Being able to understand and know how to operate 3D printing is very valuable.

In order to become one, you typically need a degree in engineering. Some of the more relevant fields are: Materials & Chemical Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering/Mechatronics, and Civil Engineering. However if you are more interested in the design aspect of 3D printing, 3D Modelling/Industrial Design is the degree to go for.

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A career is STEM is not about doing “boring work in unpleasant settings”. It’s important to show students the diverseness of the industry to get them excited about a future of STEM.

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