STEM Careers are Great Careers
The mid-Atlantic region is a hot spot for STEM jobs. The Washington, DC/Baltimore corridor has the second-highest concentration of STEM jobs in the country with more than one million jobs in growing fields such as biohealth, IT, and cybersecurity. And, yet, we are struggling to produce graduates who are prepared for STEM careers: in the US, job postings outnumber qualified STEM workers nearly two to one.
Texas is also a great region for careers in STEM: the state is home to more than three-quarters of a million great STEM jobs. In 2018, Texas will demand a total of 715,380 STEM jobs (up from 584,120 in 2008), an increase of 22% and five percent more than the national average. Learn more about STEM careers in Texas >
The Baltimore region is unique in that it features growth in middle-skill STEM jobs: those jobs accessible to employees with an Associate’s degree or even a high school diploma. In fact, the Baltimore region is poised to add nearly 36,000 middle-skill STEM jobs by 2020. These jobs will be in the following high-needs areas: Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, Design & Construction, Healthcare & Medical Records, and Biosciences. Read the full report >
Visit the resources below to learn more about how a STEM career could be the right path for you.