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STEM jobs pay an average of $75,000: Millions of jobs waiting to be filled with skilled workers!

November 22, 2011

The Commerce Department shows that STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17.0 percent from 2008 to 2018, compared to 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM occupations.  STEM workers command higher wages, earning 26 percent more than their non-STEM counterparts.  Moreover, while unemployment rates nationally are over 9% and 17% for African Americans, that rates drop to 2.4 % for STEM workers.

27% of California boys want to have a STEM career, yet only 11% of Ohio girls have an interest in pursuing a STEM career.  California will need to fill 1,148,000 new STEM jobs by 2018 to stay competitive.  With STEMConnector’s online database, you can see connect with STEM organizations, schools, networks, women and diversity in STEM advocates, and more in each state (plus DC and Puerto Rico).

Nearly 20% of North Carolina’s Black High School Students want a STEM Career and 229,000 new North Carolina STEM Jobs will be available by 2018. . With STEMconnector™’s State Profile, these students can link to more than 197 state and local organizations, school, and companies participating in STEM Education outreach and career programs.

To learn more about STEMconnector™, please join us for the live launch of this resource on November 30th at 2:00 PM EST.  RSVP here.

And while you’re at it, follow along on twitter @STEMConnector and “Like” us on facebook!

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