High-schoolers, make your study choices carefully. Look inside your heart, soul and mind: Determine what’s right for you.

“We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Various perspectives highlight the complexities that face students as they select areas of study. The STEM Crisis Is a Myth by Robert N. Charette, in Spectrum last month, argues that jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, STEM disciplines, are not the sure thing touted by so many. Charette provides domestic data and studies from Japan, the United Kingdom, and even China that STEM careers are not employment panaceas.