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Would you consider health care jobs as STEM careers? Health Care covers a wide spectrum but most are based in science and quality control is mostly math.
This is a great question and one that we will need to decide as an organization.
We have started creating a database of occupations that fall under STEM and are currently using the federal government’s guidelines.
Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, health occupations are not included in STEM but are considered a ‘science- and engineering related domain’ so many of the stats are included as an extension of STEM. You can see more in this report.
Even if we as an organization don’t expand our STEM occupation list to include health care, you will likely find tremendous value from our organization as we are gathering military spouse professionals who enjoy the STEM disciplines and want to network and support advancements in the career arena.
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