Country-Specific Career Insights
The global demand for STEM talent is growing. Experts indicate that almost all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM, but for many girls who start out strong in mathematics and science, interest wanes along the way. Social cues reinforced in conscious and subconscious ways by parents, teachers, professors, and even managers on the job convince women and girls that they cannot compete with male counterparts. As a result, many women leave STEM fields. The number of available STEM jobs, however, will continue to grow, creating approximately one million new positions by 2024.
Find out more about career prospects for specific countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Asia Pacific.
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
South Africa (English)