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The STEM Talent Gap

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The STEM Talent Gap

  1. 1. the demand for stem professionals is expected to add more The number of STEM even though stem careers in than one million new stem jobs to the U.S. workforce Bachelor degrees the u.s. offer job security and awarded in the u.s. has high earnings graduates are 2020 remained relatively flat defecting from stem jobsSTEM 2010 for the past 15-20 years. Change in degrees awarded 2008/09 compared to 2001/02talent 46% ↑ 16.8% 26% visual performing arts 33% Information sciences of women STEM jobs 32%gap with STEM 40% of STEM under- degrees 19% work in computer and of men graduates STEM jobs engineering with STEM work in degrees stem jobs business work in STEM jobsscience technology engineering MathematicsSTEM workers in the U.S. are a part of an ↑ 21.8% ↑ 15.2% ↑ 16.6% -14%increasingly global economy of innovation. ↑ 10.3% Technology architecture & science mathematicsThis new reality is fueling demand both in (IT/Computer) engineering jobs jobs jobs jobs global stem concentrationstraditional STEM occupations and throughout as a percentage of employment, the followingother sectors across the economy that countries have the highest share of Human Resources in science and technology (HRST):demand similar competencies. Couple this Luxembourgwith the underrepresentation of growing Swedenworker populations and defection of STEM- Denmark Switzerlandcapable workers into other careers and we norway STEM Workers are Turning to Free Agency:are left with a significant talent gap that Between 2009 – 2011, the growth of self-employedshows no signs of letting up. STEM workers in the U.S. was nearly twice the rate The U.s. (ranked 12th) of growth for all self-employed workers population shifts in the U.s. are translating into top 11 STEM opportunity Markets more women and minorities entering the workforce, In addition to having strong concentrations and however these growing worker populations are large volumes of STEM jobs, the following metro severely underrepresented in stem fields areas are expected to experience higher relative STEM growth rates in the next five years: 75% men 1. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2. Baltimore-Towson, MD Women fill close to half of all 3. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH jobs in the US, but they hold 4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX less than 25% of STEM jobs 5. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Only half as many non-Hispanic Black 7. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA or Hispanic workers have STEM jobs 8. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA relative to their overall representation 9. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA in the U.S. workforce 10. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 11. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
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