5 Reasons Why STEM Jobs are Good Jobs
With all this talk about STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math – you might be wondering what is so great about STEM jobs. There is tremendous opportunity in STEM, and here are five statistics to prove it!
- Between 2017 and 2027, the number of STEM jobs will grow 13 percent, compared to 9 percent for non-STEM jobs—with positions in computing, engineering, and advanced manufacturing leading the way. (Via Change the Equation)
- The average median hourly wage for STEM jobs is $38.85. Compared to the median earning for all other types of jobs in the US – $19.30 – STEM-related jobs pay exceptionally well. (Via Change the Equation)
- Out of 100 STEM occupations, 93% of them had wages above the national average. The national average for STEM job annual salaries is $87,570, where the national average for non-STEM occupations is roughly half—$45,700. (Via the Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- While STEM workers tend to be highly educated, roughly a third have not completed a bachelor’s or higher-level degree. College is not a must for all STEM jobs. (Via the Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- US universities produce only 29% of the required number of grads to fill the 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. (Projected by the US Department of Labor). To fill this void many companies are offering hiring incentives to attract workers.