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A Closer Look At The Data

The demand for STEM professionals is expected to remain strong, while the long-term impacts of COVID on the future job market are not yet understood.
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand for various occupations, and while it is too early to know the impact of the pandemic on the future job market, the demand for STEM professionals is expected to remain high. A transition to remote work environments has increased society’s reliance on technology and digital communications, while health science workers continue to play an essential role in helping to address the well-being of the community.

The following graphic highlights some of the engineering and technology occupations the Bureau of Labor Statistics believes will see job growth over the next 10 years. Most continue to suffer from a lack of gender diversity, even as we see an increasing number of women pursue engineering degrees. While the growth in degree attainment for women in engineering and technology progresses, we must ensure that the workplace is welcoming and inclusive so that women stay in the profession.

a closer look at the data
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Projections, 2019-2029; U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates, Tables B24125 and B24126.

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  • a closer look at the data women in engineering

    Roberta Rincon, Ph.D., Senior Manager of Research, SWE

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