According to U.S. News, vacancies in STEM jobs are continuing to go unfilled in large numbers. This is a key piece of knowledge relevant for students undergoing career decision processes, as well as for parents/counselors who are responsible for helping individuals navigate important career decisions. The fact is, with STEM job availability being more than twice the national average, students in STEM majors are more likely to be employed out of college and are some of the highest paid employees in the nation.
If you have the ability and interest, think twice when you are making – or advising – major career decisions. The fields of science, technology, engineering and math are highly diverse; requiring many different skillsets and interests. Take time to explore these careers to see if one is a good fit for you!