Intel Survey Finds Job Variety and Earning Power Motivate U.S. Teens to Consider Engineering as a Career
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 - Tackling the issue of graduating more American engineers may be easier than originally thought, according to a new survey of teens commissioned by Intel Corporation. The survey found that a lack of familiarity with the profession is a significant barrier to getting American teenagers to pursue engineering careers. Yet, exposure to any facts about engineering, including the breadth of what engineers actually do and, specifically, how much money they earn, leads more than half of teens to say they are more likely to consider engineering as a career.