Wednesday, July 23, 2014

STEM STEM STEM--Maybe not the whole answer

Science Technology Engineering Math--this is now dubbed STEM. All the pols and pundits say we need more STEM grads.

According to the Census Bureau, though, three-quarters of those with a Bachelor's in a STEM field are not working in that field.

Yet, unemployment for STEM grads is lower that for the general population of workers--3.6% of those between 25 and 64 are out of a job, compared with 6.1% for the rest.

Yet--these are not necessarily working a STEM job. Engineers are most likely to be, but the supply of those is 50% more than the demand.

So what to do with this information? If you are gifted in a STEM area, pursue your passion. If it does not appeal, don't force it.

What do you think?

I still think it beats gender studies.

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