Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Debunking another myth...
20.5 million Americans have a Bachelors Degree in Science & Engineering
To completely debunk the myth that Americans lack science and technology skills or education, one only needs to look at the 2009 Census American Community Survey:
Education — Science and Technology
* A new question in the 2009 American Community Survey asked respondents with bachelor's degrees about their undergraduate major:
* The estimated number of people in the United States 25 and over with a bachelor's degree or higher was 56.3 million. Of this group, 20.5 million, or 36.4 percent, held at least one science and engineering degree.
* The percentages of all bachelor's degrees in the science and engineering fields were 28 percent or less in Mississippi, North Dakota and Puerto Rico, and as high as 51 percent in the District of Columbia.
Get that? There are 20.5 million Americans already with the educational background for jobs in anything technology related.
Never let that bunk of a skills shortage droning press mantra go unchallenged. It's pure fiction, created by our global labor arbitrage corporate lobby, demanding to offshore outsourcing jobs and technology as fast as they can.