Degrees in STEM subjects are in high demand
Overall, the demand for employees educated in STEM fields continues to be high — not just in the U.S., but worldwide. To help meet the demand for STEM-qualified employees, the U.S. government has developed criteria for “STEM-designated” programs. Clark University offers six graduate programs that have earned STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) designations from the federal government.
Since 2000, STEM jobs in the U.S. have increased by 28 percent, compared with a 6 percent overall increase in the workforce — nearly five times as fast as all jobs combined, according to the U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index. While salary and demand vary based on the occupation, employees in STEM fields typically earn more and advance faster in their careers than non-STEM employees.