Creating the next great technology innovations is crucial to the advancement of our society and the American economy. Unfortunately, the American workforce is crippled by a lack of experts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which is what we call the STEM skills gap. Since this week is National Engineers Week, we’re doing a three-part blog series on STEM-related topics. In part one (this post), we’ll examine the fastest-growing STEM jobs for 2015. In part two, we’ll look at the state of STEM in education and the workforce. In part three, we’ll explore a program that helps inspire middle schoolers to become interested in STEM disciplines through exposure to actual STEM professionals.
This year, hiring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) will continue to show a strong and growing demand. 31 percent of hiring managers plan to create new opportunities in these areas in 2015, which is up from 26 percent last year. Here’s a list of some of the top jobs in STEM to watch, and how to get started if you’re interested in finding a job in that field:
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