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STEM Tops Other Industries in Job Growth and Salary

In Industry News by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

STEM job growth was double that of non-STEM job growth between 2009 and 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What’s more, the average salary of all stem jobs ($87,570) is almost twice the average salary of non-STEM jobs ($45,700). 

  • In 2015, there were 8.6 million U.S. positions were in STEM
  • Computer occupations (45% of all STEM jobs) and engineers (19%) made up the top two categories.
  • Computer occupations are expected to create 500,000 new jobs by 2024
  • Software and application development employs the most people (750,000) in STEM

The outlook on STEM jobs shows a stable and lucrative option for the next few years, so now is a great time to secure a few tech and STEM-heavy accounts for your agency.   

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM occupations: past, present, and future

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