Brute Reason

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A common refrain among corporate and political leaders is that the U.S. needs more engineers, scientists and other workers with the kind of specialized expertise needed to boost economic growth. And that assessment plays a part in a range of public policy debates, from how to change the nation’s immigration laws to how to energize job-creation.

But new federal data suggest that idea is largely a myth, and it raises questions for students who are planning their careers. Roughly three-quarters of people who have a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math — or so-called STEM fields — aren’t working in those professions.

A shortage of scientists and techies? Think again - CBS News

Interesting. I wish the article had info about which fields they end up going into.

But also, for some of those fields, a bachelor’s alone is not that useful, so this isn’t surprising.

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  20. lizziegoneastray said: I don’t really care if I get a job in a STEM field as long as I get a job. This article says that the unemployment rate is lower for people with STEM degrees; that’s good enough for me.

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