Seriously, the same thing happened with IT industry (in the UK) we were told there was a shortage of 30,000 jobs and needed to import labour. It wasn't true, the market was saturated as fuck and still hasn't recovered
>>7647022 that's the industy's way of making widely needed positions cheaper. They just advertise it through controlled media.
It really sucks. While STEM is a very large field, much much larger than IT, giving a bunch of morons STEM degrees because "there's a shortage" ruins the thing for the rest that are actually interested in this. Why don't people do what they like?
>>7646982 >mfw there actually is a shortage in my field >i tell people the shortage is made up by industry to drive wages down >i actually just don't want them saturating my field and driving my artificially-high wages down who else /devillish/ and /gametheory/ here
Lots of people want to make alot of money, and lots of other people want to make enough to not have to worry about running out of money. People often dont know what theyd actually like or find what it is is something they'd never get a job with, like history, axillary language learning, literature. Far more often people will never, ever have *a* thing they like. They like, or would like if they looked into it, a load of different things, and dedicating themselves to only one as a time-conusming career would ruin it for them. Humans were never programmed to be extreme specialists.
>>7647345 Tbf most of the shortage could be made up by engineering degrees requiring mechanical students to take like two or three more electrical electives and vice-versa for electrical students. Most mechatronics jobs are just roles where the engineer doing the job needs knowledge of both mechanical and electrical shit, but the job isn't big enough to bother hiring/paying two engineers. They also tend to get a lot of project management jobs where you have to coordinate teams of electrical and mechanical engineers, because they'll always blame shit on the other discipline. But, like I said, you could fill most mechatronics jobs with an EE with decent ME experience or vice-versa.
>>7647274 That's beside the point. The fact is that the majority of graduating STEM majors don't work in their field, engineers included. The exception might be CS, but the wages have actually gone down since the 90s.
>>7647345 The closest thing to any shortage is medicine, and that's only because the shortage is maintained artificially.
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