Jobs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that jobs in STEM fields will expand faster than non-STEM jobs, growing to more than 9 million by 2022.1

The Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) at Georgetown University estimates nearly 2.4 million STEM job openings by 2018, including 1.1 million new jobs and 1.3 million replacement jobs.2

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Economic Council found that computer and math occupations account for close to 50% of all STEM jobs today, engineering 32%, physical and life sciences 13%, and STEM management 9%.3


1U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Spring 2014, www.bls.gov/ooq.

2Georgetown University Public Policy Institute, Center on Education and the Workforce, “Recovery: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2020,” June 2013, https://cew.georgetown.edu/?s=Education+Requirements+Through+2020.

3U.S. Department of Commerce, “The Competitiveness and Innovative Capacity of the United States,” Prepared In consultation with the National Economic Council, January 2012, www.esa.gov/sites/default/files/thecompetitivenessandinnovativecapacityoftheunitedstates.pdf (PDF).