HOW IMPORTANT IS STEM TO CAREER SUCCESS?
STEM skills are not something you think about, they are more a way of life. By applying STEM to all aspects of your life and having a growth mindset you are moving into the future. Soon, most jobs will be automated so to live you will need to be in the future and not left behind in the old way of teaching.
Its importance varies depending on what you want to do in the future, although I believe STEM skills would still be useful for everyone to have. For me, I could not think of my future without STEM skills.