STEM AND THE FUTURE OF WORK
Over the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs was three times greater than that of non-STEM jobs. (Texas State University).
STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17.0 percent from 2008 to 2018, compared to 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM occupations. (US Department of Commerce)
One job in the high-tech sector leads to 4.3 jobs in local goods and services industries. (Change the Equation)
Nationally, 80 percent of fastest growing occupations depend upon mastery of STEM skills, and the growth in STEM jobs in 3 times greater than non-STEM jobs. (Million Women Mentors)
STEM jobs with a bachelor’s degree or higher result in a wage premium of over 14% compared to non-STEM jobs with similar educational requirements. (Brookings Institution)