If you ARE good at the field, other things can be hard - like a lack of colleagues you can identify with, a lack of respect because of how others perceive you (or some would say how you come across), glass ceilings, long hours, high stress, and clueless managers. But most of those things can be avoided, and they won't change more generally if people don't confront them. If you can do STEM well, and like it, I think it is a great place to be, but don't assume that just because you have a STEM degree you will easily land a job you like and can live with. Good luck!
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The hardest part about a career in STEM is finding the time to explore emerging technologies. Here's the great news: When you commit to learning more about tools and services needed to create smart cities of the future, certain trends will begin to catch your attention.
For example, drones and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will deliver supplies (like blood) to first responders and help them save lives after an emergency. It takes software, engineering, wireless internet connections and lots of coordination to pull that off. Once you read up about a topic you're curious about, hopefully you start to picture yourself participating. That's when the fun really begins.
Here's a link to learn more about drones:
I hope you accept the challenge of exploring a career in STEM. It starts by deciding to be a continuous learner and you are on the right path!
I hope this is helpful
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