Have you heard the buzz-phrase "STEM" career or "STEM"
education? STEM stands for
Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics, and it's become an
important acronym for employers, educators and policy makers
nationwide. This is because the demand for professionals trained in
science, technology, engineering and math keeps growing.
What are some of the facts about STEM degrees and STEM careers?
In 2011, Georgetown University Center on Education and the
Workforce did a workforce study focused on STEM education and
workforce issues. Here's what the report found:
- Workers with associate's degrees in STEM fields out-earn 63
percent of people who have bachelor's degrees in other fields.
- Almost half of workers with bachelor's degrees in STEM fields
out-earn workers with PhDs in other fields
- Regardless of occupation, people with a bachelor's degree in a
STEM major make roughly $500,000 more over their lifetimes than
- Over the past 30 years, salaries in STEM-related jobs have
jumped faster than those in any other occupation other than
healthcare professionals and managerial occupations.
- STEM wages jumped 31 percent over the past 30 years, compared
with 23 percent for all non-STEM occupations.
What does this mean for you? It means that finishing your bachelor's degree in
biomedical science at National University may be a very smart
decision in building a successful and rewarding career. Learn more
by planning to attend one of our student-for-a-day