The high cost of college tuition and the worsening penalties for student debt raise the question “Should you go to college?”. Various disciplines are experiencing declines in enrollment, even areas like law schools. Where are the good jobs and is the training worth the expense?
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are still portrayed an in-demand career choice despite reputable studies to the contrary (Falling Behind? Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent by Michael Teitelbaum). A virtual congressional hearing brought together a knowledgeable group concerned about this job market. The four experts in this hearing have well respected academic credentials on this topic and had a consistent message that increasing the number of H-1B high skill guestworker visas will harm the STEM job market.