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Advantages of STEM courses

Updated: Apr 1, 2023

"STEM is an acronym that represents Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It is a term used to describe academic subjects and programs that emphasize these four fields of study. The main objective of STEM courses is to equip students with the essential knowledge and skills required to pursue careers in various fields such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, biology, and many others.


The USA has always been a dream destination for students who aspire to study abroad for obvious reasons. Talking about STEM courses specifically, then the USA is a good fit for you over any other country. In the past few years, the USA has been concentrating on enhancing involvement in STEM fields because of the kind of impact STEM courses and their areas have brought in the development of economies and countries around the world. There are several reasons why students often prefer to pursue STEM courses in the USA, we have mentioned a few of them below.


  1. Unique job placement procedure: After you complete your bachelor's or master's degree the next thing you aim for is a job. Getting a job is for sure a tough task, you go through long placement procedures and it's hectic. You require a lot of patience for that. But in the USA, that's not the case. Every university in the US has a career centre that assists with counselling, resume writing, interview skills, etc. The Career centre organizes a centre fair once every semester. So the companies that desire to recruit from a particular university attend that fair. Students carry their resumes and get to meet the recruitment deputies of their choice. If they think you are a future employee, they call you for an interview. The best part is that there is no such mass recruitment concept.


2. Silicon Valley influence: Well! This is one of the most crucial reasons behind students pursuing STEM courses in the USA specifically from California which is the Silicon Valley of the USA and why it would not be, after all, it is the country's hub of tech. STEM institutions in the USA have constant access to individuals and companies which are involved in building the latest technology.


3. Average salary: Who doesn't want a good salary? After you complete your degree in STEM from the US you earn the best. Below is the list of a few such jobs in STEM with their average salaries in the USA.



JOB

AVERAGE SALARY

EDUCATION NEEDED

Information Security analyst

$103,590

Bachelor's

Nurse Practitioner

$111,680

Master's

Physician Assistant

$115,390

Master's

Data scientist

$98,230

Bachelor's

4. Top companies hire from US universities: Companies like Facebook, Apple, Google etc tend to recruit from US universities. According to statistics, the highest number of people working for top companies were graduates from universities in the US( like the University of Washington, University of California, University of Berkeley etc).


5. Unparalleled research opportunities: USA provides excellent research opportunities. There are various STEM courses in which students are required to write a thesis, in the USA students get the opportunity to pursue in depth research work in their field of interest. The research is backed by outstanding infrastructure, resources, proper space and time. Furthermore, students can also help professors in different research projects which further enables them to expand their knowledge and skill set.


6. Lucrative Grants for PhD scholars: Most of the world's top research universities are based in the USA, so without a doubt, the USA is a famous destination among PhD students. There are some great opportunities for PhD funding here which even includes many fully-funded PhD programmes for International students. It is quite common for the institutions in the USA to offer full-ride PhD scholarships to deserving talented students. The fulbright Commision allocates varied funding schemes for International students to complete their research in the USA.


7. You get a Global perspective: Students coming from different countries often tend to gain life-changing experiences that are just unbeatable. The diverse culture in US universities incites open-mindedness among students which later on turns out to be a valuable asset while finding an extraordinary strategy to solve a problem not only at the workplace but also within the community as well.


8. One acquires valuable life and professional skills: Besides the academic aspect, a student also learns different life skills which includes personal finance, time management, achieving work-life etc balance during their study program. These altogether help students in their growth as an individual and also reinforces a student's competitive tendency.


9. OPT(Optional Practical Training):So what is OPT? It is a duration during which international undergraduate and graduate students with F-1 visa status who have completed or have been pursuing their degrees for one academic year are licensed by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work for one year on a student visa to get practical training to complete their education. It is a kind of temporary employment. This is by far the biggest benefit of studying in the USA as students get hands-on and valuable work experience. It further helps to develop skills and define your career with a different perspective.


Sounds good, no?.


These are the few things one must consider while they think of pursuing a STEM course and why it's the USA that will be the best fit for you.




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