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STEM Occupations: Past, Present, and Future

STEM Occupations:  Past, Present, and Future


Today, it would be difficult to imagine our daily lives without smart phones, applications ("apps"), online shopping, and many other conveniences made possible by the men and women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations. Let's take a closer look at STEM occupations using data from Occupational Employment Statistics and Employment Projections. A report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) examines the state of STEM employment in the nation.  Here are a few quick facts highlighted in the report:

Ninety-three out of 100 STEM occupations had wages above the national average.

Seven out of the ten largest STEM occupations were computer-related.

STEM jobs accounted for more than half of employment in five industries.

Nearly 900,000 STEM jobs were in the architectural, engineering, and related services industry.

States with higher shares of STEM jobs had higher wages

Industries with more STEM employment had higher wages.

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