The U.S. Bureau of Statistics projects that in the next few years STEM jobs will grow almost twice as fast as any other profession. The U.S. will have over 1 million jobs by 2018 in STEM fields but only 16% of the degrees awarded to U.S. college students will be in STEM specializations.
In the next decade, 80% of all jobs will require technical skills. By 2014, the top 20 fastest growing occupations will require significant math and science preparation according to the US Department of Labor.
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