A comparative analysis of the economic viability of STEM and other fields of study

Kau Fui V. Wong, Thomas Kuhn

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Abstract

Finding a high paying job in an expanding market is a challenging goal that many people face today. The current work addresses the issue, principally to aid parents, college undergraduates and high school seniors. With many different options available, it is important to identify those options that can lead to economic success with expected job growth. One measure that can be used is monthly income. Looking at the past values for monthly income will give a good idea of which fields are high paying. It is also necessary to project future monthly income based on field of baccalaureate degree earned in order to accurately see what direction the fields are headed financially. Applying the data available to various stationary and trend based models will allow predictions to be made for the future monthly earnings for a field. This paper will aim to validate STEM as a viable option to choose for high pay and increased job growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngineering Education and Professional Development
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages355-360
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0791843017
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
EventASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 15 2007

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume7

Other

OtherASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period11/11/0711/15/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering(all)

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    Wong, K. F. V., & Kuhn, T. (2007). A comparative analysis of the economic viability of STEM and other fields of study. In Engineering Education and Professional Development (pp. 355-360). (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE); Vol. 7). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2007-43341