What are the career prospects for those who decide to pursue a STEM career?
Kate Gibson at CBS Moneywatch published an article entitled, "7 Things to Know About STEM Careers."
The more than 8.3 million STEM jobs counted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2014 represented 6.2 percent of total U.S. employment, roughly the same as those working as lesser-paid retail salespeople or cashiers. Those two occupations combined made up nearly 6 percent of all U.S. employment, at 4.6 million and 3.4 million, respectively.
If you are interested in pursuing a STEM career, take a look at her article linked above.