Monday, April 29, 2013
For every two students that U.S. colleges graduate with STEM degrees, only one is hired into a STEM job
In computer and information science and in engineering, U.S. colleges graduate 50% more students than are hired into those fields each year; of the computer science graduates not entering the IT workforce, 32% say that it is because IT jobs are unavailable, and 53% say that they found better job opportunities outside of IT occupations. These responses suggest that the supply of graduates is substantially larger than the demand for them in industry. Wages [in STEM and IT] have remained flat, with real wages hovering around their late 1990's levels.