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STEM-Centric Metros

Sept. 26, 2022
What are the top metro areas for STEM professionals?

STEM professions are projected to grow 10.5% between 2020 and 2030 whereas other occupations are expected to grow only 7.45% during the same period.

It gets even more interesting when the data shows wages for STEM professionals are almost $90K when other non-STEM occupations are $40K. That means STEM careers pay 125% MORE than others!

So where can you find these lucrative careers? WalletHub compared the 100 largest metro areas across 19 key metrics. The data sets range from per-capita job openings for STEM graduates to media wage growth for STEM jobs.

Source: WalletHub

WalletHub’s data crunching revealed some interesting STEM-friendly-metros. Not surprisingly, Seattle, Washington, was at the top of the list. But who would’ve thought Madison and Minneapolis made the top five?

In terms of the worst places to relocate if you’re a STEM professional, stay away from Jackson, Mississippi, and Cape Coral, Florida. There’s not much STEM-ing going on down there.

For full details, check out the infographic and the cool link below that can help you filter by your chosen criteria. Then, pack your bags and make a ton of money in the markets that top this list.


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