This research brief presents key highlights on recent veteran participation in the STEM workforce drawing upon an analysis of the American Community Survey (2012-2016), led by the U.S. Census Bureau. From this data, the research team examined veteran participation across 49 distinct STEM occupations, which are grouped into the following five occupational clusters: Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science, Life and Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Supervisor/ Management of STEM occupations. Among other analyses, the research team identified year-over-year trends in veteran participation, geographic distribution, and comparisons to non-veterans across all STEM occupations.
Human Resources Management
STEM workforce, Veteran employment, Statistics, STEM veteran employment, Veteran population
Veterans--Employment--United States; Career education
Enhance workforce readiness and preparation--Higher education, Explore talent acquisition and development--Recruiting, Explore talent acquisition and development--Hiring/Onboarding, Evaluate social impact and policy--Current events and trending topics
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Employers; HR Hiring Managers
Maury, Rosalinda V.; Stone, Brice M.; and Armstrong, Nicholas, "Enhancing Veterans' Access to STEM Education and Careers: A Labor Market Analysis of Veterans in the STEM Workforce" (2018). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 124.
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