STEM Jobs of the future
20 Sep 2022
20 Sep 2022
The future of work is changing – fast. Constant technological advances, automation and global upheavals are transforming industries and jobs at a rapid rate. According to the World Economic Forum’s Jobs of the Future report, significant growth is forecast for broad categories like cloud computing, data and AI, and engineering.
STEM jobs – those in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – will only grow in demand over the coming years. It presents exciting opportunities for science and maths tuition students making the transition into university and employment.
If you’re passionate about STEM but not sure where to funnel it, we’re here to help. Let’s take a look at three in-demand STEM jobs of the future, the university courses that lead there, and what HSC tuition steps to take in the meantime.
STEM jobs – those in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – will only grow in demand over the coming years"
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for a while, but we’re only really scratching the surface of its value. We interact with AI everyday already, from self-checkouts at the supermarket to internet search algorithms, but it goes deeper. Machine learning is a subset of AI, and involves algorithms which allow a computer to learn things it was not programmed for. That includes creating things like ‘neural networks’, which are based on the way the human brain works. Pretty cool, huh?
AI and machine learning specialists of the future will work across nearly every industry. Advances in medicine, banking, climate and transport will all rely on future improvements to AI and machine learning.
Study at university: AI and machine learning is generally taught at the postgraduate level. Courses include Deakin University’s Master of Applied Artificial Intelligence and ANU’s Master of Machine Learning and Computer Vision. Generalist undergraduate science degrees are a good pathway to postgraduate study.
Get ahead with HSC tuition: Prerequisites for undergraduate science courses often include at least one HSC maths subject. Consider Advanced Maths and Extension 1 Maths tuition at HSC level as a first step to these careers.
If you’re not familiar with the term ‘internet of things’, you might be surprised how familiar you are with the concept. Internet of things (IoT) refers to the ways in which everyday objects – fridges and TVs, for example – are connected via the internet. IoT usually utilises cloud technology to allow objects to share data and communicate without requiring human guidance.
The future of IoT careers have already begun, and they’ll take the technology onto massive scales. Think smart power grids, digital supply chains and smart manufacturing. There’s a reason that industrial IoT is referred to as the fourth wave of the industrial revolution.
Study at university: IoT careers can begin with undergraduate courses such as a Bachelor of Computer Science and more specialised postgraduate study, like La Trobe University’s Master of Internet of Things.
Every sci-fi of the 20th century seemed to predict that robots would be everywhere by now, and they’re not far wrong. Though humanoid robots are definitely advancing, the future demand for robotics will mostly focus on stationary, arial, and underwater robots.
If that sounds less exciting than a walking, talking bot, it shouldn’t – future advances in robotics technology, fuelled by growing demand, will continue to transform every industry from manufacturing and mining to logistics and transportation. Combined with the tech from those machine learning and IoT specialists, robotics engineers are set to usher in some big advances.
Study at university: Robotics can be studied as part of generalist science degrees, as well as specifically at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Get ahead at HSC tuition: Undergraduate science courses often include at least one HSC maths subject. Consider Advanced Maths and Extension 1 Maths tuition at HSC level as a first step to these careers, based on general course prerequisites.
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