Citing a new Georgetown University report, Nature this week says that, in the US, "university graduates with skills in science, technology, engineering, and maths are in high demand in non-STEM jobs." Georgetown's Nicole Smith tells the journal that often non-STEM jobs pay better than posts in academia, "which is a big draw," Nature says.

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