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Over recent years, much research has been done regarding keeping track of STEM workforce needs and whether we have developed a strong pipeline of individuals prepared for careers in these areas. The Career Cornerstone Center continually keeps an eye toward new information and is committed to sharing data and news with site visitors.

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Report Highlights:

Report Praises STEM Associate Degrees
A new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows that 65 percent of Bachelor's degrees in STEM (science, engineering, technology and mathematics) occupations earn more than Master's degrees in non-STEM occupations. Similarly, 47 percent of Bachelor's degrees in STEM occupations earn more than Ph.D.s in non-STEM occupations.  Furthermore, even people with only STEM certificates can earn more than people with non-STEM degrees; for instance certificate holders in engineering earn more than Associate's degree-holders in business and more than Bachelor's degree-holders in education. Find out more....

"STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future"
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) released a 2011 report that profiles U.S. employment in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The report offers an inside look at workers who are driving our nation's innovation and competitiveness and helping America win the future with new ideas, new companies and new industries. According to the report, i
n 2010, 7.6 million people or 5.5 percent of the labor force worked in STEM occupations.
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STEM Workforce Proportionately Largest in Maryland, Smallest in Mississippi
Click For More STEM in the States InfoThe Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology released a publication entitled STEM in the States. It provides information on important indicators of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and workforces in each state in comparative perspective. These data are presented alongside many common indicators of economic well-being: median household incomes, state gross domestic product, poverty rate, home ownership rates and the like. The publication echoes findings of earlier CPST-produced compendia: that STEM does a poor job in tapping the rich talent pool in the United States. Find out more....

Research, Reports, and other Resources

Sources of Additional Information

  • Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology
    CPST specializes in the collection, analysis and publication of reliable information about the human resources of the U.S. in the fields of science, engineering and technology.  
  • SESTAT is the Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System. This integrated data system is a unique source of longitudinal information on the education and employment of the college-educated U.S. science and engineering workforce.


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