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Pathways to Computing Careers

By Bobby Schnabel, John White

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 57 No. 12, Page 5

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In recent years, the national discussion about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) has become increasingly prominent.

Accompanying this discussion, some questions have been raised about whether there really is a "STEM problem" when it comes to filling current and future jobs in the U.S. Two things are abundantly clear and critically important: the great majority of the current and foreseeable STEM jobs are in computing and IT; and there is great demand in these areas spread across all sectors of the economy. Whether in Silicon Valley or the nation's heartland, every region is facing rapid growth in demand for workers in computing and information technology-based jobs.


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