A new report by the Office of the Chief Scientist provides the first detailed analysis of Australia’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) trained workforce.
By investigating the demographics, industries, occupations and salaries of STEM workers, the report is a valuable resource for students, teachers and policymakers. Based on data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing, the report finds that Australia’s STEM workforce are employed in a diverse range of jobs.
Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel said that Australia’s STEM Workforce provides a wealth of information on where a STEM qualification may take you. “Studying STEM opens up countless job options and this report shows that Australians are taking diverse career paths.” Dr Finkel said. “It is critical that qualifications at all levels prepare students for the breadth of roles and industries they might pursue.”