Wednesday, July 23, 2014
STEM STEM STEM--Maybe not the whole answer
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.