One simple acronym has pretty much become the key to landing a great career with a great salary: STEM.
It's much more than a broadly sweeping catchall for "science, technology, engineering, and mathematics".
It's the Holy Grail of employment and its where these four career paths come together to formulate the greatest progress to date.
That's why STEM has seen so many celebrities jump on its bandwagon, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey, among many others.
They all have the same message for America's youth: If you want the brightest career, follow STEM.
America won't win the technology battle with a trade war, or by curtailing the number of Chinese students that get to study in the United States.
America will only win this battle through education, and by creating a situation in which the country does not depend almost entirely on foreign minds for sweeping technological advances.