The COVID-19 pandemic has caused healthcare technology to take great leaps forward seemingly overnight. Around the world, doctors have adopted new ways of reaching patients; researchers have developed tools to diagnose, treat and track disease; and engineers have developed solutions for manufacturing drugs, tests and devices quickly and in large quantities. Many of the technological advances we've seen in the past year are here to stay, and with them comes an increased need for science, technology, engineering and math professionals. STEM careers will likely become even more prominent in the future as the broad range of skills needed to succeed will evolve. STEM Careers in the Midst of COVID-19 According to Angel Palmer, a research scientist in Abbott's Rapid Diagnostics Business, 'At this point, any career that serves to improve the health of communities is in demand.' Two careers, in particular, that Palmer spoke about included research scientists and IT professionals.