Austin Ranked #4 on List of Best Metro Areas for STEM Professionals
Do you work in STEM cell research? If not, you might actually consider going back to school for a few years- According to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics analysis, STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — professions grew at over twice the rate that non-STEM jobs did between 2009 and 2015. Most types of STEM jobs will also expand faster than all other occupations until 2024. In a recent study done by Wallet Hub, Austin was ranked #4 on a list of the best cities for Stem Jobs.
Another reason working in STEM is that it is very lucrative. Given their growing demand, the job market is known for paying very well. Their pay/salary is much higher than most and has lower opportunity for unemployment. There are over 12,000 brand new jobs created in this field every year.
The median wage level in this field is just over $90,000! With that kind of income, you can find a pretty sweet home in the Austin area. To live “comfortably” in Austin the minimum income sits right around $55,000. That’s a little over half the average salary of someone in Stem. The need for STEM professionals is growing higher and higher every day.
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