STEM education includes every field under the umbrella of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math—everything from chemistry to physics, software design to trigonometry. There is some debate in the STEM community about potentially including arts in that lineup as a means of stressing creativity and innovation in these typically data-based fields. But this approach has not yet been recognized by the main professional bodies dedicated to STEM, such as the STEM Coalition and the National Science Foundation.
From a purely economic standpoint, students would benefit from better STEM education because the fields are expanding more quickly than any other besides the health care industry.
1 in 20 global jobs will be STEM-related—an estimated 2.8 million jobs in total
Over 90% of future employment opportunities will require secondary degrees
two-thirds will require a bachelor’s degree
1 in 20
will be STEM-related.
FUTURE SKILED JOBS
will require secondary degrees.
will require a bachelor’s degree.