As a student at Cal, it feels like every other person I meet is majoring in something related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). So when I came across this infographic created by Microsoft, I was very surprised at the statistics. In the real world, the demand for these people is still very high but, unfortunately, the supply is still very low. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 1.2 million jobs requiring specialized tech skills will open up in the next six years and there won’t be enough people to fill them.
The infographic below collects information about why students became interested in STEM in the first place and what they hope to accomplish or achieve. Hopefully, we can use this information to get more students interested in pursuing STEM career paths.