STEMtistics - jobs & workforce

Aging STEM Workforce

In 2014, many engineers and workers in advanced manufacturing were 45 or older. Even computer professionals were no longer much younger than the population as a whole. 

Source: Change the Equation, The Diversity Dilemma, 2015

Tags: jobs & workforce, Vital Signs

STEM Talent in Demand

Between 2014 and 2024, growth in computing, advanced manufacturing, and engineering will meet or greatly exceed growth in non-STEM jobs.

Source: Change the Equation, The Diversity Dilemma, 2015

Tags: jobs & workforce, Vital Signs

STEM-based economies perform better

Job growth, employment rates, new patents, wages, and exports are all higher in more STEM-based metropolitan economies.

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

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10 percent higher

Half of all STEM jobs don't require a four-year degree and pay an average of $53,000, which is 10 percent higher than non-STEM jobs with similar education requirements.

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

Tags: jobs & workforce, STEM degrees

Fastest growing occupations

Almost all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM.

Source: Business Center for a College- and Career-Ready America.

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