1. Helping chemists find jobs in a tough market. 2. Towards a quantitative understanding of the quality of the chemistry job market.
You lived in SoCal, no? Freeway access is an Important Thing.
Sure, but does it beat out benefits?
Wait a minute here, I thought the value of science degrees was actually rapidly rising!?!http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/the-rising-value-of-a-science-degree/
Thanks, Anon 5:22.From the study, a passage that will get very little attention in the press..."The dispersion of cognitive competenciesoutside of STEM has resulted in an artificialshortage—not of workers, but of workers withSTEM competencies. In school and in the labormarket, the pull of wages, personal interests, workinterests and work values has allowed STEM talentto divert away from STEM occupations and intoother occupations, such as Healthcare Professionaland Managerial and Professional, which demandsimilar cognitive competencies. This diversion hasput a significant strain on the STEM workforce atthe most elite levels."And then there's this..."While many remain focused on a small cadre ofelite STEM workers, more than a third of all jobsin STEM through 2018 will be for those withless than a Bachelor’s degree."Great news, eh? The growth areas for STEM are for technicians with less than a B.S.; more than that, and you're better off in management or healthcare.