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  •  Also, how does this equal "THREE times"? (0+ / 0-)

    If a third of CS grads don't have an IT job, how does that imply that there are three times as many degrees as jobs?

    Does that statistic come from some other report?

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    by Caj on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 04:35:36 PM PDT

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    •  That statistic ... (1+ / 0-)
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      comes from another report. It's also somewhat misleading. This report says that there are 12.6 million people whose highest degree is in an S&E field (and 4.6 million more with some degree in an S&E field). But there are only 4.9 million people working in what are classified as S&E jobs.

      But the report also goes on to say that there are 12.9 people with college degrees who say that their job requires expertise in S&E at a level equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

      So these statistics have clearly been cherry-picked.

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