STEM Occupations

Definition
Employment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields in Racine County. Some of the examples of occupations in STEM fields include Actuaries, Architects and Engineering Managers, Automotive Specialty Technicians, Biologists, Biofuels Production Manager, Chemical Engineer, Brownfields Redevelopment Specialists, Transportation Planner, Geoscientists, Computer Programmer etc.

Why it matters
—The demands of many professions are becoming increasingly complex as technology drives innovation and growth in today's economy. Workforce with training in STEM play a significant role in fostering innovation that leads to economic growth.

Performance
The State change in STEM Occupations is higher than the national average of 7%. Racine County's percentage change in STEM Occupations showed a decrease in STEM occupations, but is predicted to increase after 2013.

Benchmark
—This indicator contains national, state, and peer counties as benchmark to place Racine County's performance in context.

Data Source
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI)

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