College students can benefit greatly by majoring in science,
technology, engineering or math, also known as STEM, educators say.
A U.S. News article published Oc.t 24, 2017 cites that jobs for
biomedical engineers and software developers, for example, is expected
to grow by 23 per cent and 17 per cent, respectively, between 2014 and
2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The average pay for these jobs is more than $85,000 and $100,000 per
But one associate dean warned that college applicants should not
pursue STEM solely for the job prospects.