A million new jobs are created every year in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), and by 2022 there will be nine million STEM jobs available in the United States. But Latinas make up only three percent of the workers in these fields. Women overall comprise 24 percent of the STEM workforce.
This might be due to the fact that, unfortunately, jobs in STEM have the bad rap of being boring — still that couldn’t be farther from the truth! Who else do you think is trying to come up with a way to make heels comfortable? That’s right, scientists. Having a career in STEM has never been so tempting.