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STEM occupations: past, present, and future

In October, the Montana Department of Labor & Industry published an article entitled: STEM Jobs in Montana, which examined Montana's current level of employment in occupations involving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Today we'd like to highlight a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that further examines the state of STEM employment in the nation.



The report can be viewed at http://lmi.mt.gov/spotlight. Here are a few quick facts highlighted in the report:

    • Ninety-three out of 100 STEM occupations had wages above the national average.

    • Seven out of the ten largest STEM occupations were computer-related.

    • STEM jobs accounted for more than half of employment in five industries.

    • Nearly 900,000 STEM jobs were in the architectural, engineering, and related services industry.

    • States with higher shares of STEM jobs had higher wages.
    • Industries with more STEM employment had higher wages.



The report also highlights the 10 fastest growing STEM occupations that require a bachelor’s degree, the 10 fastest growing STEM occupations that require less than a bachelor’s degree, and projected demand for STEM occupations.

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