STEMtistics - Jobs & Workforce

STEMtistics - Jobs & Workforce

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African Americans are not gaining ground in engineering

African Americans not gaining ground in engineering


African Americans earn small share of bachelor's degrees or higher

untapped potential


The STEM workforce gender gap is not yet declining

women see no improvement since 2001


People of color remain scarce in the STEM workforce

whites asians dominate STEM workforce


The aging STEM workforce

aging stem workforce


STEM Professor Gender Gap

STEM professor gender gap
Source: U.S. News & World Report, Gender and Kids Matter in STEM Academia-But Not Just for Women, March 2014. http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2014/03/07/gender-and-kids-matter-in-stem-academia-but-not-just-for-women


10 percent higher

half of all stem jobs don't require stem degree

Half of all STEM jobs don't require a four-year degree and pay an average of $53,000, which is 10 percent higher than non-STEM jobs with similar education requirements.

Source: Brookings Institution, The Hidden STEM Economy, 2013.


Middle Skill Tech Jobs Multiply

Middle Skill Tech Jobs Multiply
Source: Burning Glass and Capital One, Crunched by the Numbers: The Digital Skills Gap in the Workforce, March 2015. http://burning-glass.com/research/digital-skills-gap/


Engineering Pays Off

Engineering pays off



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