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, jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math are expected to grow overall by 17 percent by 2018, while non-STEM related jobs are expecting 9.8 percent job growth. Along with the job growth, people working in these fields earn 26 percent higher wages than those who work outside of science, technology, engineering, and math discipline jobs.
With the increasing demand for STEM workers, there are certain fields within the said careers that are expected to have the most growth. Currently, computer and math career paths account for almost half of science-related employment, followed by engineering at 32 percent, physical and life sciences at 13 percent, and management positions at nine percent.