The most promising STEM employment opportunities for 2016

Science Technology Engineering and Math Employment Prospects

Employment prospects in STEM fields is surrounded by media hype and confusing myth, according to a US News and World Report investigation. The basic questions about how many jobs there are in STEM fields and who is interested in them remain pretty much unclarified. Many commentators and job seekers don’t actually know what qualifies as a STEM occupation. In trying to clear up the cobwebs, the investigation surveyed the top STEM jobs list and found that the list doesn’t include occupations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at all.

The top 2016 job prospects related to the STEM category include the following:

  • Software developer jobs ought to balloon in 2016. According to the US Labor Department, nearly 140,000 brand new positions will be created in the next 6 years.
  • Computer Systems Analyst  who design and administer networks and advise organizations about them ought to grow as well. The US Labor Department predicts nearly 25 percent job growth in this field over the next 6 years.
  • IT Managers who head an organization’s information technology department are a growing profession. Nearly 51,000 positions are expected to be created over the next 6 years.
  • The Information Security Analyst field is expanding rapidly at the rate of more than 36 percent over the next 6 years.
  • Web Developers positions are increasing as the e-commerce sector burgeons. Employment in this field is predicted to swell about 20 percent in the next 6 years.
  • Accounting, listed as a STEM occupation, requiring organizational as well as mathematics skills is a growing occupation. The Labor Department predicts at least 166,000 new opening will be created over the next 6 years.
  • School Psychologists, also listed as a STEM occupation, are in big demand, especially in the area of early childhood development. The Labor Department is predicting an 11.3 percent uptick in demand over the next 6 years.
  • Mechanical Engineers and Civil Engineers are in demand now. The unemployment rate in that among Mechanical Engineer is just 2.7 percent. Civil Engineering jobs are expected to increase by nearly 60,000 over the next 6 years.

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