There has been a major push in the last few years ( USA ) to get as many kids enrolled into college "STEM" classes as possible. [*1]
There is a belief that there is a shortage of skilled workers in the "STEM" fields, however employment data for new college graduates points in the opposite direction.
In a study that just came out, a total, 74% of college graduates with a "STEM" related degree, are unable to find a "STEM" related job [ LINK ] .
This is nothing new, however. It is already known that over 40% of all college graduates will not have a job after 6 months of graduation - and an additional 16% will have a job working less than 30 hours a week. [ LINK ] .
The of all kids that are lucky enough to land a full time job, 27% will have a job related to their field of study [ LINK ] .
Some of the worse job fields for new college graduates as of 2013 are:
Legal / Law
Business Management / Accounting
Journalism / Art / Media
Anything with "general" or "studies" in the title
[*1] Note: College dropout rate in the USA is 41% for first time students [ LINK ] .
Edited by Shippou, 11 July 2014 - 12:22 AM.