Wednesday, June 9, 2010
or whatever you want to call them. Labor is one of the things that keeps our economy alive. While the unemployment rate recently dropped to less than 10%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for teenagers is still around 25%. That number will rise with the influx of high school and college grads entering the work force unless more long term jobs are created soon. At the moment, your best shot at a career would to be focus on the STEM professions -- or a job based on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Universities and high schools are aiming to emphasize such STEM classes as the demand for technology-based experts seems to only increase. Schools are therefore not only emphasizing STEM classes to their students but also desiring teachers with degrees in the STEM professions. Before the recession, more STEM majors were employed than those with a non-STEM degree, so try to imagine how many would be needed now! For more info about STEM careers, click here. For the case study on STEM careers done by the government before the recession, visit here.
Are you a high-schooler looking for a job or just considering future career options? Check out: http://www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm
Question: Are you a high schooler or college student considering a STEM career? How has this post influenced your decision?
Posted by Miss Economist on Wednesday, June 09, 2010