Survey: Women who graduate with STEM degrees are twice as likely to pursue a career in manufacturing

April 25, 2023
The third-annual ‘Career Advancement for Manufacturing Report’ also found that 82% of women would recommends a career in manufacturing.

A new study from Xometry and Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) finds that women who obtain degrees in the STEM fields are more than twice as likely as men to choose a career in manufacturing. The third-annual ‘Career Advancement for Manufacturing Report’ also found that 82% of women would recommends a career in manufacturing, with 30% of female respondents believing that they have made significant progress in the manufacturing industry.

In a recent quote, Allison Grealis, president and founder of WiM and the WiM Education Foundation, said, “It is so encouraging to see that more than 8 in 10 respondents to this year’s survey would recommend a career in manufacturing. We know that careers in this industry deliver powerful opportunities for individual advancement, fulfillment and prosperity and we are hopeful that the continued efforts of our members and industry to highlight modern manufacturing will recruit even more individuals into it.”