Opportunities + Careers
What do you want to be when you grow up? The passions that inspire you today could inspire your career choice tomorrow. Hall of Fame Inventor Esther Takeuchi was drawn to inventing by her innate sense of fun. “I’m really driven by curiosity,” Takeuchi has said. “A lot of times, people who aren’t scientists don’t realize the level of creativity and novelty that’s involved in scientific experiments." With 145 patents on her resume, she’s at work perfecting the electric car battery of the future. But it all began with a little girl’s love for asking, “why?”
Career Name
STEM Area
Educational Requirement
Wages Median
2012 / YR
Growth
(2011-2012)
Mathematics
Bachelor
$71,040
16%
Mathematics
Bachelor’s Degree
$106,680
25%
Engineering
Bachelor’s Degree, many require graduate degree
$76,990
24%
Science
Bachelor
$44,010
26%
Mathematics
Bachelor
$71,040
14%
Science
Master
$89,470
29%
Science
Master
$91,200
31%
Science
Bachelor
$61,640
24%
Science
Bachelor
$62,500
17%
Science
Bachelor
$72,220
22%
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Summer + Weekend Camps For STEM
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What did you do on your summer vacation? Next fall, your answer could be: “I worked at NASA to design a space exploration mission.” Or, “I designed a video game. Wanna play?” Or even, “I trained to be a fighter pilot.”

We’ve compiled a list of camps for girls who love science, technology, engineering and math who want to explore.

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