STEM Career Exploration
STEM & AVIATION CAREER STATISTICS
The world of STEM and Aviation is growing rapidly. Those in a STEM profession are working to advance our technology, make advances in space travel, and change the lives of civilians. There is a huge amount of potential for students pursuing STEM and aviation careers. These professional communities NEED YOU! Take a look at some of these statistics!
Overall, since 1990, employment in STEM occupations has grown 79%—increasing from 9.7 million to 17.3 million jobs
The average salary for all STEM professionals is $100,900 per year
There were 135,300 airline and commercial pilots employed in 2021, a number expected to grow by 6% over the next decade translating to more than 18,000 new hires annually. As of early July, airlines had hired more than 5,500 pilots this year, already more than in any full year since at least 1990
STEM occupations are projected to grow 10.8% between 2021-2031. This is compared to only 4.9% growth for all other careers. (Via the Bureau of Labor Statistics)
In the next 10 years, it is estimated that there will be over 821,300 STEM job openings
The Department of Education recently invested $540 million in STEM education, which will result in a huge influx of STEM opportunities for students in the future.