future STEM careers4. Organ Designer

People are living longer and longer, and pretty soon, instead of waiting for organ transplants when something vital begins to fail, doctors will find a way to create organs using that person’s own cells. Scientists are already on their way – some medical companies predict simple organs,  such as bladders, will arrive soon – but organs like lungs, kidneys, and hearts are trickier because they are more complex.

How To Prepare Yourself:

Keep your grades up in advanced math and science courses, then study bioengineering in college. Consider Wake Forest’s program, which is working to grow more than 22 different organs and tissues in the lab. Whatever school you decide to attend, pack your creativity along with your toothbrush when you move in because this field requires a lot of inventive thinking.