The online magazine Slate discussed a new study that shows only 1 out of every 2 STEM graduates is actually employed in a STEM job.
The full report, from the Economic Policy Institute, concluded that both computer science and engineering majors produce fifty percent more graduates than are hired. Unemployment has risen while wages have fallen in the last ten years. However, the number of skilled guest-workers in these fields has increased in the same time-span.
And in contrast to reports that the United States has a failing education system, authors showed that the U.S. has the world’s largest share of high-performing students.
So what’s going on, and how can we help STEM students find employment in their fields?
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