and STEM Professions
What follows is a breakdown of the STEM professions
Here for a comprehensive listing of STEM professions [1.77MB
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
may best be defined as a large grouping of related and inter-related
professions and fields that serve as the imaginative foundation
for our innate human ability to affect evolution. STEM professionals
are needed in every phase and facet of industry on the planet.
They are the navigators and explorers of our last frontiers:
ocean and space; the eradicators of devastating diseases,
such as tuberculosis and polio; and the thinkers, designers,
inventors, and developers of machines, tools, medicines, gadgets,
and gizmos that influence every aspect of our existence. One
need only consider what life would be like without a bridge,
airplane, road, or tunnel, or what the world would be like
without the computer, laser, or mobile phone, to realize the
impact of STEM professions and professionals’ contributions
to mankind and society.
Further, STEM professions provide unique opportunities to
confront important ethical questions and considerations as
they pertain to our values, desires, and vision for the human
race. These professions, while charting new frontiers, enlivening
the job market, and improving our way of life, are faced with
innovations that are paradoxically detrimental to society.
New technologies render certain jobs and workers obsolete.
Similarly, the very technologies which help us to live more
efficiently and effectively, often cause significant pressures
on the environment.
This ever-shifting amalgam that is human advancement requires
of its constituents a habit of constant learning, drive, and
curiosity in order to keep up with the increasingly difficult
challenges to society and the environment. However, it is
the STEM professionals, more than any other group, that stand
to make the most significant impact in reversing our seemingly,
headlong rush into environmental disaster.
Below is a complete listing of Professions Licensed,
Registered, or Certified by the Board of Regents:
For more information on careers in mathematics, science, technology
and the licensed professions Log onto: www.op.nysed.gov
For further information on STEP, please visit the Office of
Postsecondary Access, Support and Success, Pre-Collegiate
Prep Programs at:
New York State Career Zone:
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Note: Law is also considered an eligible
profession for the purposes of STEP.