When it comes to the current and future job market, there tends to be an upward trend in STEM careers. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, STEM jobs are expected to grow overall by 17 percent by 2018, while non-STEM jobs are expecting 9.8 percent job growth. Along with the job growth, people working in STEM fields earn 26 percent higher wages than those working non-STEM jobs.
With the increasing demand for STEM workers, there are certain fields within STEM careers that are expected to have the most growth. Currently, computer and math jobs account for almost half of STEM employment, followed by engineering at 32 percent, physical and life sciences at 13 percent, and STEM management positions at nine percent.