Afterschool Alert: Computing And Engineering In Afterschool
The number of jobs requiring proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields is projected to grow by 17 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is almost double the growth of non-STEM occupations. Computing and engineering represent a majority of these STEM jobs -- 79 percent will be in these occupations alone. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there will be almost 1.5 million job openings in computing and more than 600,000 in engineering by 2020. Job opportunities in the computing field will grow by 30 percent more than the national average and the computing-related industry is among the fastest growing. Not only is there great opportunity within these fields, but they are also high-paying jobs -- both workers earn more than twice the average annual wage.
|Author||RISEnet Member Contributor|
|Afterschool Alliance||Ta-Shana Taylor|
|January 24, 2014||informal education, careers/workforce, technology/computer science, engineering|