11 Jun STEM jobs account for about 1 in 5 Kansas City area jobs
Posted on Mon, Jun. 10, 2013
By DIANE STAFFORD
The Kansas City Star
About one in five jobs in the Kansas City area and nationally require specified knowledge in science, technology, engineering or math.
According to a study released Monday by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, half of all so-called STEM jobs nationally require a bachelor’s degree.
The percentage requiring at least a bachelor’s degree is slightly higher – 52.2 percent – for STEM jobs in the Kansas City area, partly because of the high percentage of engineering companies.