I've read several articles in newspapers and on several sites ( such as cnn.com) concerning US and its serious lack of professionals with scientific, mathematical and engineering skills. Is it really true? Thanks.
There was an upsurge after WWII as I recall, due to the GI bill. Lots of people who couldn't otherwise have afforded a college education took advantage of this, and alot of campuses were overrun with ex-GIs. Most of these were attracted to purely practical fields like engineering, and agriculture.russ_watters said:...but the US has always been a little thin on engineering/science professionals.
russ_watters said:Doesn't bother me though - supply and demand means engineers get paid rather well.
Quite so.ShawnD said:There are some benefits of having more workers of any kind, but the only real benefit goes to companies or share holders. As a worker, I would rather maintain a shortage.
arildno said:The more educated the population becomes (i.e, the more replaceable each person becomes)
Food for thought.ShawnD said:I want an even bigger shortage on professionals. Instead of having rough competition for a $15/h job with no benefits, a $20/h job with lots of benefits is just handed to you.
TEMYCH said:I've read several articles in newspapers and on several sites ( such as cnn.com) concerning US and its serious lack of professionals with scientific, mathematical and engineering skills. Is it really true? Thanks.
FredGarvin said:There is a big push for getting more science/engineering types through schools. I personally do not see a shortage of engineers in my area. You can't swing a dead cat without hitting 5 of us around here. It seems to me that the bigger push is getting women and minorities more interested in the sciences.
I do find it pretty dubious for people to be saying that in political circles when more and more scientific/engineering jobs are being pushed off shore to foreign countries.