Unfilled STEM jobs in 2018
Since 1990, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) positions have grown a staggering 79 percent, from 9.7 million to 17.3 million, according to Pew Research. This is a little alarming since 2.4 million STEM jobs went unfilled at the end of 2018. As we continue to depend more and more on technology, the demand for software and hardware engineers will escalate. For example, according to CareerTrend, hardware engineering positions are expected to grow by 16 percent by 2024. And with artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cybersecurity dominating technology advancements this year, there will be a strong demand for talented software engineering professionals.
As we continue to digitize our everyday lives, employers will continue to add software and hardware engineers to their teams. Therefore, as the gap between STEM professional job opportunities and available qualified candidates to fill these roles continues to grow, it may be time to partner up with a staffing firm that specializes in the sourcing and placement of engineers.