STEMtistics - jobs & workforce

Doubled

STEM jobs have doubled as a share of all jobs since the Industrial Revolution, from less than 10 percent in 1850 to 20 percent in 2010.

Source: Brookings Institution, The Hidden STEM Economy, 2013.

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Highest median earnings

Engineering majors enjoy the highest median earnings: $92,000

Source: CTEq analysis of U.S. Census Bureau report on STEM graduates, 2014.

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Male majority

About 86 percent of engineers and 74 percent of computer professionals are men.

Source: CTEq analysis of U.S. Census Bureau report on STEM college graduates, 2014.

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Difficulty filling STEM positions

The number of U.S. companies reporting difficulty in filling positions because of a lack of skills grew from 14 percent in 2010 to almost 40 percent only three years later.

Source: Brookings Institution, Still Searching: Job Vacancies and STEM Skills, 2014.

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Faster than any other occupation

Since the recession began in 2007, computer and math jobs have grown by 725,000 or 21 percent, which is faster than any other occupational category.

Source: Brookings Institution, Still Searching: Job Vacancies and STEM Skills, 2014.

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