STEM Workforce Stats

In a recent report, the US Department of Commerce's Economics and Statistics Administration says that throughout the last decade, "growth in STEM jobs was three times as fast as growth in non-STEM jobs." Further, the administration notes that "STEM workers are also less likely to experience joblessness" and tend to make more money (26 percent more, on average) than workers in other fields — likely because more than two-thirds of STEM workers have a bachelor's degree or highe

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