September 12, 2014
STEM Occupations in High Demand
Across the United States there is a high demand for a labor force educated and skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. STEM occupations are high-paying occupations, most having average wages considerably higher than the U.S. average. STEM occupations are concentrated in economic development target industries such as computer systems design, scientific research and development and high-tech manufacturing. Although educational requirements vary, most of these occupations require a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Multiple Job Holders Increase in Missouri
In 2013, over six out of every 100 Missouri workers worked more than one job. This represents one of the largest increases nationally in multiple job holders over the year. Some reasons for holding multiple jobs include: paying off debts, having an expertise in demand, saving for the future, getting experience, extra money for a special purchase, enjoyment of a second job and building up a business.