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Labor Day Q&A: Opportunities in STEM

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While the share of women earning college degrees has risen to over 50 percent, men still earn the majority of S&E degrees.

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Nimmi Kannankutty

Nimmi Kannankutty works with the statistical and research communities on a broad range of projects on the science and engineering enterprise.

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Many holders of science or engineering degrees work in non-S&E occupations.

Credit: Science and Engineering Indicators 2014


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Data over the past several years show that unemployment is lower for those employed in S&E jobs than in non-S&E jobs.

Credit: Science and Engineering Indicators 2014


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Median salaries in science and engineering fields, S&E related fields, and non-S&E fields are shown here.

Credit: Science and Engineering Indicators 2014


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Women's representation in different science and engineering occupations is shown here.

Credit: Science and Engineering Indicators 2014


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