STEM salaries fueling growth: Innovative programs are positioning Maine students for careers

There’s a lot of buzz lately about STEM jobs, and with good reason.

Turns out, science, technology, engineering, and math jobs typically pay better than others and are on the rise.

STEM jobs are projected to increase 10.5% from 2020 to 2030, while non-STEM occupations should see a gain of only 7.5%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And health care jobs, which typically require STEM training, are expected to see even more growth. Median annual wages for STEM jobs were nearly $50,000 above non-STEM wages in 2020. So, in this case, the buzz seems worthy. Read more

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