You’ve probably heard the term in the news of late. “STEM jobs” in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics, are the new “It” jobs.
A report from Commerce’s Economics and Statistics Administration discussed recently
this blog had good news for present and future STEM workers. Among its key
findings, the report notes that in the past 10 years:
- Growth in STEM jobs was three times greater than
that of non-STEM jobs;
- STEM workers earn 26 percent more than their non-STEM
- Job growth in these fields will continue to grow
at a faster rate than other jobs.
As the report confirms, STEM workers are driving our nation’s
innovation and competitiveness and helping America “win
the future” with new ideas, new businesses and new industries.
Enter Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
NOAA’s mission—to understand and predict changes in climate, weather,
oceans and coasts, to share that knowledge and to conserve and manage coastal
and marine ecosystems and resources—is central to many of today’s greatest
Why? Climate change, extreme weather, declining biodiversity, and threatened
natural resources all convey a common message: Now, more than ever, human health, prosperity and well-being depend
upon the health and resilience of both natural and social ecosystems and
That means we need skilled hands and inspired
minds to help society prepare for and respond to weather-related events,
to sustain healthy and productive ecosystems and to ensure resilient coastal
communities and economies.