Will the STEM require typing skill?

My child is taking up STEM so I wonder if learning to touch type is required.


Typing has long been a skill that has been taught in schools. But it’s a skill that is an absolute need for students who are in STEM classes. STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Math) students and those who go into STEM fields will mostly rely on technology and computers. And that means the skill of typing will be needed in order to navigate computers and even type of all kinds of documents. Knowing how to navigate a keyboard is tricky. Especially when you need to do it at fast paces where the room for error will probably be scarce. But rest assured, once a student hones in their skills on touch typing, it will better prepare them for what lies ahead in all STEM-related activities.

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Arella Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hi @abdibaxter!

For STEM-related activities, as with most everything, touch typing is not required, but its mastery will be nothing but beneficial to your child. The use of computers in the STEM field is fairly ubiquitous, hence why keyboarding skills will affect your child more than usual. In short bursts the difference between knowing how to type or not may not be entirely noticeable. However, if you consider the amount of time saved through efficient typing over a lifetime - well, the benefits become clear!

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)