Friday, October 21, 2011
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1. HELPING CHEMISTS FIND JOBS IN A TOUGH MARKET. 2. TOWARDS A QUANTITATIVE UNDERSTANDING OF THE QUALITY OF THE CHEMISTRY JOB MARKET.
What's the job market like for chemists? Dude -- it's always bad.*
How bad is it? How the heck should I know? Quantifying the chemistry job market is what this blog is about. That, and helping chemists find jobs.
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You lived in SoCal, no? Freeway access is an Important Thing.ReplyDelete
Sure, but does it beat out benefits?ReplyDelete
Wait a minute here, I thought the value of science degrees was actually rapidly rising!?!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Anon 5:22.ReplyDelete
From the study, a passage that will get very little attention in the press...
"The dispersion of cognitive competencies
outside of STEM has resulted in an artificial
shortage—not of workers, but of workers with
STEM competencies. In school and in the labor
market, the pull of wages, personal interests, work
interests and work values has allowed STEM talent
to divert away from STEM occupations and into
other occupations, such as Healthcare Professional
and Managerial and Professional, which demand
similar cognitive competencies. This diversion has
put a significant strain on the STEM workforce at
the most elite levels."
And then there's this...
"While many remain focused on a small cadre of
elite STEM workers, more than a third of all jobs
in STEM through 2018 will be for those with
less 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.