With “getting a better job” being one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions in the U.S. and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) jobs expected to grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM professions between 2008 and 2018, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals.
On the heels of our earlier report on the Best & Worst Cities to Find a Job, WalletHub analyzed the 100 most populated metropolitan statistical areas across 11 key metrics to help STEM professionals find the best markets for their valuable occupations. Our data set ranges from job openings per capita for STEM graduates to annual median wage growth for STEM jobs.
|Best Metro Areas for STEM Professionals||Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals|
|1||Houston, TX||91||Lakeland, FL|
|2||Austin, TX||T-92||El Paso, TX|
|3||Raleigh, NC||T-92||Stockton, CA|
|4||Denver, CO||94||Cape Coral, FL|
|5||Omaha, NE||95||Deltona, FL|
|6||Seattle, WA||96||Oxnard, CA|
|7||Oklahoma City, OK||97||Fresno, CA|
|8||Salt Lake City, UT||98||North Port, FL|
|9||Columbus, OH||99||Riverside, CA|
|10||Cincinnati, OH||100||Miami, FL|
For the full report and to see where your metro area ranks, please visit: http://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-metro-areas-for-stem-professionals/9200/