Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Jobs

StemA popular New Year?s resolution among Americans is to get a better job.
And technology influencers suggest you seek one in STEM (science, technology,
engineering, math) since jobs in STEM fields are expected to grow 1.7
times faster than non-STEM professions between 2008 and 2018. To help
with that search, WalletHub has conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015?s
Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professions.

The study
analyzed the 100 most populated metropolitan statistical areas across 11
key metrics to help STEM professionals find the best markets for their
valuable occupations. The data set ranges from job openings per capita
for STEM graduates to annual median wage growth for STEM jobs.

According to the study the best areas are Houston, TX; Austin TX, Raleigh, NC; Denver CO; Omaha, NE; Seattle, WA;
Oklahoma City, OK; Salt Lake City, UT; Columba, OH; Cincinnati, OH.

The worst cities reported are Lakeland, FL; El Paso, TX; Stockton, CA; Cape Coral, FL; Deltona, FL; Oxnard, CA; Fresno, CA; North Port, FL; Riverside, CA; Miami, FL.

And while you’re packing up to relocate for that new job, keep these key stats in mind:

???? The job openings per capita for STEM graduates are 12 times higher in San Jose, Calif., than in North Port, Fla.?
???? The percentage of all workers in STEM occupations is five times higher in San Jose, Calif., than in McAllen, Texas.?
???? The projected number of STEM jobs needed in 2018 per capita is 13 times higher in Washington than in Baton Rouge, La.?
???? The unemployment rate for people with a bachelor?s degree or higher is four times higher in Riverside, Calif., than in Ogden, Utah.?
???? The annual median wage for STEM workers (adjusted for cost of living) is two times higher in Houston than in Honolulu.?
???? The housing affordability for STEM professionals is two times higher in Winston-Salem, N.C., than in Honolulu.

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