More and more people are being encouraged these days to get an education/job in what’s called a STEM field (“Stem” here stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.)

STEM is basically the stuff that helps us know more things about the universe, and build stuff. It’s fascinating, and it’s hard work, but it can be very rewarding.

But before diving into one of these areas, people understandable have questions.

Questions like, “What are my job prospects in this field? What do they pay? What’s the day-to-day really entail? And most importantly, can I lick it?”

The last question is the one that the people of Tumblr decided to rally together and answer. Here’s what your future of licking things might look like if you choose to study the following topics:

1. The genome

2. Chemicals

3. Human history

4. Rocks

5. The mind

6. Movement

7. Animals

8. People

9. Reptiles

10. Society

11. Plants

12. Computers

13. Disease

14. Language

15. Design

16. Code

17. The brain

18. Water animals

19. Space

Welp, I’m convinced. Sign me up for all of ’em. I’ve got some licking to do.

Is licking allowed in your line of work?

Tell us why or why not in the comments.