Data Matters: Community Colleges and STEM Jobs

By Rebecca L. Weber

The STEM job outlook shows growth. Find out the education required and what qualified applicants could get paid.

STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs are expected to grow more rapidly than any other occupation in the United States. By 2022, 9 million jobs are projected, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. STEM jobs generally pay more, on average, than non-STEM jobs. While many of these jobs require graduate degrees, community college degrees and certificates are often sufficient or are a gateway to further study.

Here’s a look at a few of the STEM professions with big growth opportunities for community college students.

Rebecca L. Weber

is a contributor to the 21st-Century Center.

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