Science, tech, engineering and math jobs are growing. But many of them now require a college degree.
While some say the job market isn’t coming back fast enough, there is hope for improvement in one sector: STEM work.
Occupations that require knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math, otherwise known as STEM, abound. But they’ve changed over the years. STEM jobs used to be attainable right out of high school, now half of STEM jobs nationally require a bachelor’s degree.
But if locating a job is half the battle, the Forbes/Indeed.com list does 50% of the job-hunter’s work, offering a list of the ten cities with the highest number of available STEM positions.
The list focused on the big cities like New York, Chicago, and San Francisco while a Brookings Report focused on other places like Kansas City, Louisville, and St. Louis. New York has 47,754 jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, while Kansas City has more than 99,000 jobs requiring knowledge of engineering. Dayton, Ohio, which ranks number ten on a Brookings Institution report, has 80,710 STEM jobs–22.9% of the total workforce in Dayton.
“We must do all that is necessary to get our students excited and to make them aware of the needs and the opportunities for careers in technology that emphasize STEM skills,” Richard Nelson, president and CEO of the Utah Technology Council told the Deseret News.