STEM subjects are Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The STEM workforce is mostly men. A small amount is women. Students learn about these four subjects so that they can better prepare for college and the real world.
STEM jobs are higher paying jobs compared to other jobs. Just being trained in a STEM field gives you a better chance at getting a job even if it is not in the STEM field.
Wright, J. (2011, September 30). [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://www.newgeography.com/content/002463-states-with-largest-presence-stem-related-jobs