Despite push for STEM teachers, parents more apt to encourage children to pursue engineering, computer careers, new ASQ survey finds


Though 90 percent of parents in a recent survey said they would encourage their children to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM), 87 percent of those surveyed also said they would be concerned if their child opted to pursue a K-12 STEM teaching career.

Just 9 percent of surveyed parents would encourage their child to seek a STEM teaching career.

When it comes to STEM careers, surveyed parents identified engineering (50 percent), doctor (41 percent), and computer/IT analyst (27...

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