Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

Healthy Growth Expected for Most STEM Occupations through 2014

Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

Healthy Growth Expected for Most STEM Occupations through 2014

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Information technology is expected to continue to be the leading growth sector within the science and technology specialties through 2014. Most other scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) occupations are expected to grow moderately, at rates similar to those for the entire U.S. labor force, according to a recent report by the Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (CPST). The report, part of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation-funded STEM Workforce Data Project, is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It includes estimated 2004 and projected 2014 employment data for over 100 STEM occupations or broad sets of occupations. Other STEM occupations with strong growth rates include forensic science technicians, medical scientists and epidemiologists, hydrologists, biomedical engineers, environmental engineers, environmental engineering technicians, actuaries, and market and survey researchers. In terms of the absolute numbers of new jobs, IT occupations will post the most significant gains. …

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