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
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Praises STEM Associate Degrees
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.
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, in
2010, 7.6 million people or 5.5 percent of the labor force worked in
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Workforce Proportionately Largest in Maryland, Smallest in Mississippi
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....
Reports, and other Resources
"STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future"
A 2011 U.S. Department of Commerce's
Economics and Statistics Administration report that profiles
U.S. employment in the science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) fields.
The STEM Workforce Challenge:
the Role of the Public Workforce System in a National Solution for a
Competitive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
This Department of Labor Report
Students Who Study Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) in Postsecondary Education
This 2009 brief
focuses on undergraduates who enter STEM programs and examines their
characteristics and postsecondary outcomes (persistence and degree
completion) several years after beginning postsecondary education.
STEM in the
States provides information on important indicators of the
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education
and workforces in each state in comparative perspective.
IT Workforce Data Project
The IT Workforce Data Project,
supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, identified trustworthy
statistics on information technology workers in the United States.
STEM Workforce Data Project
There are one hundred and seven (107) data archive tables divided
into fourteen (14) groups. The data archive tables supplement the
STEM Workforce Data Project's first nine reports.
Is U.S. Science and Technology Adrift?
Report that assesses the present condition of employment and
compensation in STEM occupations and examines the status of science
in the U.S.
Policy and the STEM Workforce
The report followed nearly three years of data analysis designed to
package reliable statistics on the U.S. STEM workforce.
Preparing the STEM Workforce of the 21st century
This 2005 report summarizes discussions and recommendations
resulting from a workshop convened at the National Science
Foundation to examine issues surrounding the development of a
well-prepared science and engineering workforce for the 21st
Century Statistics on the STEM Workforce
A 2010 report for the National Science
Foundation's Workshop on the Science of Science Metrics
of Additional Information
Commission on Professionals in Science
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