What’s everyone reading? Our top 5 stories of 2021

Top five stories of 2021
Thanks for scrolling all our STEM careers stories this year!

2021 was another rollercoaster year, but it didn’t stop us writing and you reading the hundreds of articles we published across this site!

And it looks like everyone was keen on reading up on all things artificial intelligence (which is a super smart move coz AI skills are crucial to jobs of the future), as well as what it’s like to work with animals and in science. So drumroll please! Here are our top five stories of 2021…

1. What is artificial intelligence?

From being able to snap the perfect selfie to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) has entered our lives in many ways and it is now being applied to solve complex problems in most scientific fields. Learn more about AI and how it’s helping the world here.

2. The A-Z of STEM careers

From astrophysicists to zoologists, we’ve hunted down the coolest science roles in the job-verse. And nope, they don’t require a lab coat. Check ’em out here. You’ll also find links to real-life STEM pros working in these gigs, so make sure you give their profiles a read and soak up their words of wisdom.

3. We wrote down every science career we can think of

You know you like science, but choosing just one science career can be daunting.
That’s why we’ve written down a whole heap of job options in this science careers list. Some of these careers are tried and true (when you study biology, you can become a biologist, duh!), but some options may surprise you! You can click on most options to find study options, career role models and more information.

4. 10 cool animal jobs you could get with an animal science degree

Animal careers - Top five stories of 2021
Image: Paul Fahy

It’s a well-known fact that not all med students become doctors, right? So, why do people still think that studying an animal science degree corners you into a career as a vet? This versatile degree is anything but a one-trick pony, so we’ve come up with 10 awesome (and unexpected) animal science careers to prove it. Find them here!

5. 15 jobs that don’t exist… yet

Future jobs - Top five stories of 2021

We looked into our digital crystal balls and came up with 15 jobs we think you might find advertised in 30+ years. And yep, all of them require STEM skills! Could you be an AI ethicist? Or maybe a 3D-printed chef? Discover these futuristic careers here.

Louise Meers

Author: Louise Meers

Louise is the production editor for Careers with STEM. She has a journalism degree from the University of Technology, Sydney and has spent over a decade writing for youth. She is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their biggest goals and build a better future.

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