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OPPORTUNITIES FOR STEM CAREERS


In the UK, the number of over 65s is predicted to increase from 8.5 million in 2000 to 12.3 million by 2025 and 15 million in 2050. This will place growing pressures on the health and medical services in particular. As a result, there will be increasing demand for people with STEM skills, with exciting opportunities in areas such as:

Biomedical engineering – designing hip and knee replacement joints, heart bypass valves, breast implants.

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Bioinformatics and computational biology – solving biological problems at a molecular level such as DNA sequencing in the treatment of cancer to target individual cells.

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Pharmaceutical research – working to develop new drugs to combat the effects of cancer,
tackling mental health issues, vaccines, insulin, antibiotics.

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Biotechnology – using living cells (bacteria, yeast, stem cells) as well as biological substances (enzymes) in industrial processes like brewing and baking, and in research in agriculture and medicine.

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