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.