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Career Exploration

Access STEM Career Profiles to learn how STEM career professions are being taught in classrooms. Use the below Career Profile videos and student activations to help prepare and inform your own classroom visit.  

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Welder

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:24 min

Welders use hand-held or remote-controlled equipment to join or cut metal parts, with a combination of mechanical expertise and artisanship. They bring ideas, concepts, and plans to life through their knowledge of all types of metals and the tools and techniques necessary to fuse a permanent bond.

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Technician

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:49 min

Technicians are excellent problem solvers who like to work with their hands and make things work, often using the mastery of sophisticated equipment. Technicians are needed in a wide variety of environments and fields, whether working independently or under the direction of a professional.

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Facilities Engineer

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:25 min

Facilities engineers are the masterminds who oversee all the essential aspects of maintaining a facility, whether for planning new projects or improving existing facilities. They ensure optimal facility operations by designing, constructing, and managing all infrastructure components.

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Operations Supervisor

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:51 min

Operations Supervisors use strong communication skills in order to collect data from staff which they use to analyze and report on the overall efficacy of the field of supervision. They have a great attention- to-detail that allows them to find solutions to both simple and complex problems, using innovative designs.

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Design Engineer

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:28 min

Design engineers are visionary planners who develop innovative solutions to problems using technical knowledge, design skills, and mathematical expertise. They use computers extensively for design and prototype, and can be found in a range of sectors solving problems for both the long-term and the day-to-day.

Petroleum Drilling Engineer

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:05

Petroleum Drilling Engineers are the scientists who explore below Earth for the best places to find oil and natural gas using criteria such as the efficiency of retrieval, safety, and profitability of deposit. They will often specialize in an aspect of drilling operations such as reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, completions engineering, and production engineering.

Environmental, Health, & Safety Worker

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:57 min

Environmental, Health, and Safety Workers’ primary goal is to protect employees, customers, and the environment. They accomplish this goal by inspecting all parts of a company’s workplace to ensure it meets health, safety, and environmental regulations and provide important safety training programs.

Geologist

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
2:13

Geologists study the physical aspects of the Earth and research the composition, structure, and processes of the planet. Geologists often help mitigate natural disasters, examine the effects of climate change, and work in government agencies & academic institutions, among others.  

Public Outreach / Communications

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
2:44 min

Public outreach and communications professionals are the voice of organizations and companies. Public outreach and communication professionals who work for a STEM organization may educate people about a pressing topic, alert the public about a recent discovery, or promote awareness of their organization. 

Chemical Engineer / Chemist

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
2:04 min

Chemical engineers use the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to find solutions for manufacturing and production processes. Their projects cover everything that uses or produces chemicals, fuel, drugs, and food, to name just a few.