Half of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) jobs are open to workers without a bachelor’s degree, according to a new Brookings report, The Hidden STEM Economy. These jobs in manufacturing, health care, construction, installation, maintenance and repair pay $53,000 on average, 10 percent more than jobs with similar educational requirements. For example, a computer systems analyst averages $82,320 without a four-year degree, according to Brookings.Go read the whole thing.
Overall, 20 percent of U.S. jobs now require STEM skills, Brookings estimates.
Even in high-tech Silicon Valley, there’s a demand for people with math and fix-it skills but no bachelor’s degree, reports the San Jose Mercury News.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
STEM Yes, Degree No?
From Joanne Jacobs' Community College Spotlight blog: