What is Careers with STEM?

The Careers with STEM hub is a student-focussed website that includes surprising STEM careers pathways, insights into the future of work, 100s of diverse STEM role models, teacher and students events, a back catalogue of Careers with STEM magazines, student career quizzes, videos interviews and much more. Careers with STEM was founded and is published by Refraction Media.

Our aim is to inspire students about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and we believe everyone should have access to and representation within STEM careers. 

Why? STEM jobs are growing 1.9 times faster than other jobs, yet enrolments in STEM degrees and courses are growing much more slowly, or even declining, especially for women and minorities. 

STEM is a foundation not a destination.

STEM skills will underpin most jobs of the future, and they may not be what you think. Using the STEM + ‘X’ formula, where ‘X’ is your passion or an opportunity, you’ll discover how to connect technology with fashion, maths with sport, science with business, engineering with health outcomes and many more.

Careers with STEM catalogue of STEM influencers, expert writers and data-driven insights is a proven way to engage and inspire students, teachers and parents alike. 

Produced by experts in STEM and supported by today’s biggest employers, CareerswithSTEM.com reaches 1 million students annually in person, print and online.

Find your STEM + X career pathway and more, at CareerswithSTEM.com. Use the drop-down menu below to see what’s on offer for students, parents and teachers or subscribe to get digital or print copies here. You can also order classroom sets or bulk copies.

Careers with STEM is your inspiration hub for all things STEM careers

We create magazines filled with career role-models working in your dream job! Do you want to find out what it’s really like to be a [insert cool job title here]? Or need a little help to narrow down your aspirations? We’ve got articles, profiles, quizzes, videos, and magazines to get you started in your STEM career.

Find news, articles and stories about Careers with STEM

Careers with STEM brings you daily updates on news and events in STEM. There’s robotics competitions, games for coding, HSC and schooling advice, giveaways and more! Bookmark CareerwithSTEM.com.au so you don’t miss a single update.

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See our latest and greatest personality tests to get you started, or visit our quizzes category to see them all!

Find your career role models in STEM

These career role models are showcasing what it’s really like to work in STEM. Whether you’re looking to work as a marine biologist, or a forensic scientist, there’s a friendly face waiting to tell you all about their STEM career. See our profile category for more.

Careers with STEM provides the inspiration, pathways and skills your child needs to navigate the future

Whether it’s combining creativity with coding, engineering with social good or science with problem solving, Careers with STEM can help your child discover their dream career. Bookmark Careers with STEM so you don’t miss a single update.

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Stay informed about future high-growth careers areas from Cybersecurity and Data Science to Digital Retail, Automation and AI.

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Careers with STEM is your teacher resource hub for incorporating STEM into your curriculum

Careers with STEM magazines are a great place to start for your classroom. There’s magazines for exemplary careers in Science, Health, Engineering, Maths, Economics, and Code, all available to read for FREE or for order through our e-store. We’ve also got teacher guides for our magazines, and teacher resources for every single STEM subject. Visit our coding resources directory for a comprehensive list of online and in-person resources to teach code in your classroom.

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We keep all our teacher resources and education news on our education blog. Visit the blog for teaching tips, awards news or guidance on incorporating STEM and STEAM into your classroom.

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A letter from our Founder

What is STEM + X?

75% of future jobs will require STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills.

Yet just 16% of high-school graduates are enrolling in STEM degrees in Australia. In 10 years’ time, how will rapid technological change affect our future career choices? One thing is clear; we don’t know what the careers of the future will be. The Careers with STEM magazines set out to help you discover, invent and collaborate on the careers of the future.

Many of the careers that emerge will combine skills in STEM with other areas. Like Science + Art = better data visualisation tools, Tech + Sports = better performance, Engineering + Design = better homes for displaced people. We’ve chosen some ‘X’ areas to help you discover the careers that might be around in five or even ten years. We call it STEM + X.

Distributed to all Australian high schools with the support of sponsors including Google, The Commonwealth Bank and ANSTO, the Careers with STEM magazines are produced by Australian specialist STEM media company Refraction Media, winner of the best Australian Small Publisher 2015.

Students today will experience around eight major career shifts. Many of these shifts will be into jobs that have digital technologies as their basis. We know that 44% of the jobs that are around today wont exist in 20 years. A strong foundation of knowledge in STEM will prepare you for a rapidly changing career path, and gives you the knowhow you need to stay flexible and adaptable in the job marketplace.

Studying science or engineering doesn’t just prepare you to be a scientist or an engineer (although there are plenty of high-flying industry jobs in these areas). It also gives you a strong basis for working in business, health, fashion, journalism, law and much more. It helps you to understand how the world works, how we create the technology that we use to survive and how we can thrive on a planet facing huge challenges in terms of food security, population shifts and climate change.

Taking these skills along with your passion into new areas puts you at the forefront of the new knowledge generation, and gives you the tools you need to address these challenges.

We hope you find some inspiration to combine STEM with your ‘X’ factor, or passion. Whatever you decide to do.

Heather Catchpole, Co-founder and Head of Content, Careers with STEM publisher Refraction Media.

Heather Catchpole, Head of Content at Careers with STEM

“One thing is clear; we don’t know what the careers of the future will be. The Careers with STEM magazines set out to help you discover, invent and collaborate on the careers of the future.”

– Heather Catchpole, Head of Content for Careers with STEM