Occasionally I see online comments challenging the supposed need for more STEM graduates. These writers point to a shortage of good-paying STEM positions for graduates entering the workforce. They may need to rethink their arguments.
The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce recently published, “Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line, 2015.” “Good jobs” are defined as ones with salaries of $53,000 and up. 881,000 good STEM jobs were added to the workforce between 2010 and 2014. Let students know the economic recovery has been good to STEM and refer them to the CEW report.