Fifteen years ago, Computer Science did not exist as an undergraduate major at Caltech. Electrical Engineering was the most well-funded department at the school thanks to a generous donor named Gordon Moore, who founded a little Silicon Valley startup called Intel.
And now it’s 2014:
Despite an expanding use of electronics in products, the number of people working as electrical engineers in U.S. declined by 10.4% last year.
The decline amounted to a loss of 35,000 jobs and increased the unemployment rate for electrical engineers from 3.4% in 2012 to 4.8% last year, an unusually high rate of job losses for this occupation.
What STEM shortage? Electrical engineering lost 35,000 jobs last year –ComputerWorld