Science, tech jobs pay more, lead in growth

Jobs in science, viagra technology, check engineering and math (STEM) fields pay an average of 26% more than other occupations and grew three times faster the past decade, according to a Commerce Department study released yesterday and reported by USA Today.

From 2000 to 2010, STEM jobs grew at three times the rate of other fields according to the study. STEM jobs, including computer programmers, are also expected to grow another 17% through 2018, versus 9.8% growth for other types of jobs.

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One Response to “Science, tech jobs pay more, lead in growth”

  1. David Says:

    I always read these statistics with my tongue in my cheek. Sure, the job market may follow predicted trends. There may also be a considerable surplus of qualified people looking for those jobs. Recent trends in grants and scholarships are pushing students into the STEM fields. There is such an emphasis on the need we have today, that I wonder if that need will still be here tomorrow, many STEM jobs are currently held on the consumer technology market will they stick around as consumers tighten their belts and replace their hardware less frequently. There is always a silver lining, a competitive job market in the private sector always makes public jobs more desirable and .gov could use some good programmers.


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