What is it with STEM jobs ? I worked in a so called STEM profession. STEM is high tech like working for Apple, where I worked. If you are in the US or Europe, eventually your job gets outsourced to India or China. You are in direct competition with engineers making 25% of what you make. In other words you can be replaced with four other people. And it takes you 3 months to get reemployed and get another paycheck.