1. Which of these degree courses are not considered to be part of STEM?
The Social Sciences include subjects like Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology and are grouped within the Humanities faculty.
2. Which language is needed more and more every year in the workplace?
A report from Burning Glass found that programming in jobs is growing 12% faster than any other requirement.
3. True or false... careers in STEM will reduce twice as fast as other careers?
False. STEM careers are set to grow by 6% by 2023. This is two times faster than other careers.
4. Which of these careers has the highest annual salary?
According to Forbes magazine, pharmacists can earn a median salary of £97,000 a year.
5. What is the difference between the average salary of graduates with STEM degrees and those with degrees in non-STEM subjects?
According to the US Department of Education, students who studied STEM subjects averaged annual salaries equivalent to £50,000. STEM graduates were also more like to be employed long term.
6. What percentage of employees in STEM studied to university level?
93% of people in STEM careers have university degrees or postgraduate degrees. Only 7% have not been through higher education.
7. True or false... 60% of STEM-trained graduates are employed in the STEM workforce?
False. Only 52% are working in the STEM industries. The rest of the workforce goes into management, finance, business, social services, legal work, education and other sectors.
8. How many women are there in the STEM workforce?
According to a 2017 report by WISE, women made up 23% of the STEM workforce with a total of 864,278 employed.