TAMPA, Fla., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To support those looking to capitalize on the demand for STEM professionals by earning a related degree, U.S. News University Directory is adding a listing of top accredited STEM education programs to better match students with the college or university of their choice.
The U.S. News University Directory also contains numerous articles and other information about careers related to science, technology, engineering and math.
President Barack Obama has highlighted STEM education programs as key to maintaining America's ability to innovate and compete globally. Many, including the president, judge such education initiatives as critical to providing employment opportunities and ensuring today's students can compete in tomorrow's global job market.
STEM programs give students a more in-depth understanding of the core subjects than traditional programs provide. STEM programs may include education and teaching courses designed to train STEM teachers as well as science, technology, math and engineering degree programs.
A significant part of the global economy is driven by science and technology and workers in these fields are in high demand. The demand has vastly outpaced the number of qualified professionals, making STEM careers among the fastest growing of all occupations. The field is projected to grow 17% between 2008 and 2018, according to a July 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration. A person working in fields related to science, technology, engineering and math also will earn about 26% more than people in other professions, according to the Commerce Department.
"Prospective students no longer need to conduct exhaustive Internet research to find the top universities offering STEM degrees and programs," said Matthew Speer, Director of Sales and Marketing for U.S. News University Connection. "The U.S. News University Directory's new STEM category makes it easy for students to research and evaluate their education options, all in one place."
Please visit U.S. News University Directory for STEM-related news and career information today.
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