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STEM jobs are growing by 4% year-on-year in the US and more than 70% are for high school graduates, a new report by The College Board found.
But the report found that more than a quarter of these positions are not filled by qualified candidates.
The average salary for a STEM teacher is $60,814, and the median starting salary is $55,914.
The median salary for an associate professor is $69,099, and for a Ph.
D. the figure is $78,859.
This has a lot to do with the amount of jobs being held by graduates of elite institutions, according to the report.
The number of teachers and professors hired to fill STEM positions fell 5% in 2015 and is forecast to drop another 7% this year, to 5,928, the report said.
In fact, the percentage of STEM positions that are filled by graduates is expected to fall further.
The report also found that the US has the largest concentration of STEM students in the world at more than 8.4 million.
STEM students accounted for nearly 40% of all undergraduate majors in the country last year, according the report, and many of them are going into fields such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
But they are also making up a growing percentage of the workforce, according with The College Access Council.
The agency, which works to improve access to higher education for low-income and underserved students, says it has seen an explosion of the STEM workforce.
The sector accounts for 16% of US high school enrollment, but the proportion of STEM jobs is increasing.
“There are more people who are entering the STEM fields, but they’re also being hired in other STEM fields,” said The College Action Network’s Rachel M. Haggerty.
She added that there are many more openings than positions to fill, as students enter a STEM career path with little or no experience and with limited resources.
“Many STEM jobs in particular require a college degree,” Haggert said.
The lack of qualified candidates is one of the biggest barriers to entry in STEM, the college association found.
It cited a shortage of teachers as one of several reasons.
There are only about 1,800 teachers for every 1,000 teachers in the entire US, according Toepluck, which is part of the National Council for Career and Technical Education.
The NCCE has created a database that allows students to search for teachers across a variety of professions.
The College Boards report noted that more women are entering STEM careers than men.
Women comprised 42% of STEM faculty in 2016 and 44% in 2020.
STEM faculty make up 14% of the US workforce, but their representation in STEM has grown from 8% in 1980 to 20% today.
In other words, more women than men are entering high school STEM classes, but more of them will go into STEM majors after college, the study found.
“The shortage of STEM teachers is a national problem and we must address it,” said Mark Schuster, a professor of education at the University of Minnesota and the president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
He added that the shortage of qualified teachers is one reason why the US ranks near the bottom of the OECD countries in the number of STEM graduates per 1,00,000.
And he noted that the growing STEM workforce means that students are spending less time studying.
“Our data shows that students in STEM disciplines are spending a greater percentage of their time studying after high school than students in traditional high school,” Schuster said.
That has implications for student performance, he said.
For example, STEM students earn about $15,000 less per year than students who don’t have STEM degrees.
That means that a high school dropout will have more to lose than a high-school dropout who majored in a STEM field, he added.
Another problem, the new report said, is that teachers are often more expensive than the students in their classes.
“Teachers often pay less for their teaching than students with similar levels of education,” it said.
It also found a significant number of schools with high rates of student attrition in STEM.
A recent study from the National Center for Education Statistics found that for every 100 students who dropped out of a STEM program in 2015, 10 had dropped out by 2019.
There were also more than 100,000 students who were dropped out at the end of a year at colleges in which at least one of their majors was STEM.
Hagerty said that many STEM graduates don’t find STEM fields to be exciting and challenging.
“People don’t want to be exposed to the challenges and challenges of the fields,” she said.
She also said that the need for more qualified STEM teachers has been a major issue for policymakers.
“We’ve seen in the last couple of years that the number and size of the job openings has increased,” Hagert said,