Are you surprised to learn that most people with STEM degrees don't find jobs in their field?

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June 16, 2019 / By Allison
Question: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/07/10/census-stem-graduates/12492079/ people to defend the value of college say "it depends on your major"... well this debunks that argument. STEM is supposedly the best major, right?
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Uzia Uzia | 1 day ago
Not at all. I possess bachelor of science in math and master of science in math, along with some PhD level coursework also. However not even once was I ever hired for any job in past 8 years. I earned BS in math, in May 2008 (even before Obama became president). But I did not expect that the full 8 year term of Obama will lead to no job. That's a very big shock. I have now quit trusting media. If I did get job offers, it was for jobs that do not even require degree -- clerical job types. And I rejected those offers since they were low pay
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Uzia Originally Answered: Other jobs available for people with degrees to become a psychiatrist?
While a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and an M.D. could be a useful combination, it's important to distinguish between psychology and psychiatry. -iatry means the medical study and treatment of something, so psychiatry is the medical treatment of psychological and behavioral issues and certainly encompasses topics from traditional psychology. In order to call yourself a psychiatrist you must complete an appropriate residency after 4 years of medical school and then pass a rigorous board exam. Regardless of your specialty, the M.D. degree (and proper licensing) gives you full prescriptive authority so if you were unable to find a job in psychiatry you could, in theory, get a job in any other specialty, although this would be rather unusual. With either a Ph.D. in clinical (or any other area of) psychology or an M.D. you could have a career in academics and/or research without seeing patients. You could teach in medicine or psychology departments, or other departments in some cases. For instance a department of psychiatry in a medical school might have psychologists on as part of the faculty. M.D.s might do clinical research testing new drugs, surgeries or other disease markers like cholesterol and genetic tests, but they also may participate in basic science research in areas like biochemistry or others. Psychologists do many behavioral experiments and also clinical research; since they do not prescribe and are not generally trained in medications they would be less likely to participate in drug studies, but they might be involved in some capacity. There is a lot of interesting work going on in neuroscience (AKA neurobiology) with people from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Physicians--psychiatrists and neurologists, but others too--and psychologists may participate in these. There is cutting edge work in brain imaging that involves everyone from physicists to social workers. One side note, psychiatrists and psychologists are in high demand and many areas are said to have a shortage. Psychiatrists serve a particularly specialized market because while many professionals offer psychotherapy, they are the only specialists in neuropsychopharmacology. Primary care doctors may not feel comfortable diagnosing and prescribing medication for complex psychiatric disorders, and psychologists, counselors and clinical social workers who have made a diagnosis might refer patients to a psychiatrist for medication management. Clinical neuropsychologists also provide specialized diagnosis of and care for people with certain developmental problems, and others.

Roger Roger
No. You often need postgraduate study to find work in the natural sciences outside of very low paid lab technician type jobs. A close friend of mine got a 2:1 in physics [BSc (Hons)] and had trouble finding work for over a year after she left Uni, she eventually got a job as a software tester. Her degree was from a top 25 UK/top 100 world university too, not some third rate expoly or new university. The reason she struggled is because she doesn't have the best of social skills and is quite shy, she also had no work experience because her mother is a narcissist who banned her from getting a job before she graduated [she lived at home during Uni]. Employers tend to care more about the reputation of your university, your work experience, among other skills than whether you have a STEM degree or not, outside the fields themselves obviously. Silly kids think a degree in XYZ is their golden ticket. As we live in a services economy - and not a manufacturing one, you're better off doing a degree in something like accounting or economics than a science, though. Either that or an actual technology related degree like computer science.
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Miki Miki
You misrepresent what it says. The majority of people with BACHELOR'S degrees in STEM are getting jobs in other fields. That's because most STEM jobs require at least a master's degree. That isn't news for anyone who is even slightly informed about the world.
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Junior Junior
I have a Farmer friend who is an expert in his own field. It is a big green thing covered in grass with cows in it. Do you know what you are standing in?
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Junior Originally Answered: What jobs can i get with what degrees?
The percentage of people who make a healthy career out of the arts are low, usually they become teachers either in high schools or colleges or they open their own studios which in case a business background might help you but really you can get that background at the public library when u finish. If you plan on supporting a family you might want to think of a more stable career. You may meet someone you can marry who has a more stable job to help support your passion. But not all degrees are created equal no matter what anyone tells you, i know i have a few and my first one in fine arts would be worth more if i used the paper to put a painting on. In this economy the arts suffer, they are the first thing to cut in funding when times are tough. I would advise you take the secure career path first god knows i wished i had gotten my RN first because there would have been plenty of money to support my art school instead of struggling now to get a real career after getting one that cant even earn me a minimum wage job

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