Former Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) Head Features In List of Top Executives Getting High Salaries Without STEM Degree


Former Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) CEO John Chambers amongst others proves them wrong who think that high paying jobs are meant for people with STEM degree. As per the reports, top tech companies are known for offering high paying jobs, long vacations, eye-popping perks and other advantages. But one doesn’t need to have a STEM degree to get into such companies.

Base Of This Argument:

Those who think that it’s impossible to enter in top-notch tech companies without STEM degree, need to have a look at some of the most powerful leaders in the world. The list includes Jeff Weiner, CEO Linked In, John Chambers, Former Head Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), and Logan Green, CEO Lyft.

Market experts have different views on this issue. Some consider a degree from a reputed institution important while others think that STEM degree is not that important. According to Katie Bardaro, Director & Chief Economist, PayScale, the IT sector is growing at a fast pace, and so as the non-STEM jobs. There are a host of jobs, such as designing, marketing, sales, etc., which don’t require anyone to have STEM degree from a reputed university. All they require is a graduation degree and industry experience.

There is a huge demand of creative people as well in the industry to design websites, improve marketing campaigns, enhance the user experience, etc., for which you don’t need technical knowledge. As long as one has the knowledge of subject matter, it’s sufficient for the organization. The demand of such people increases as they spend time in the industry.

A study conducted by the Center on Education and the Workforce of Georgetown University claims that U.S. will experience a huge fall in STEM jobs within next few years. Researchers estimate that STEM jobs won’t account for more than 5% by 2018. It’s a great motivation for those who want to earn a name in the IT field, but don’t have a STEM degree.

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