Women face challenges, opportunities in male-heavy STEM

May 17, 2018

In 2015, women like Murphy filled 24 percent of all science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) jobs in the U.S., according to a report released in November 2017 by the Economics and Statistics Administration within the U.S. Department of Commerce. According to a January 2017 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor, there were 8.6 million STEM jobs as of May 2015. This means women held approximately 2 million of those jobs, leaving the other 6.5 million STEM jobs to males.