Austin Ranks 4th In The U.S. Best Metro Areas For STEM Professionals
During the COVID-19 pandemic, STEM jobs quickly recovered since they are more suitable for work-from-home set up than many other jobs and are highly in-demand nowadays. And also, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics analysis predicted that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professions will grow by 8% between 2019 - 2029. Most STEM workers have advanced degrees and have a median wage of $86,980 compared to $38,160 for all non-STEM occupations.
Austin is in 4th Spot in the U.S. Best Metro Areas for STEM Professionals with a total score of 65.18 measured by professional opportunities, STEM-friendliness, and quality of life. To identify the rankings, WalletHub compared the 100 largest metro areas across 20 key metrics, gathered and set data ranges from job openings for STEM graduates to median wage growth for STEM jobs. Like all other professions, providing world-class education from universities to their students is vital. Austin is in 3rd Spot to The Highest Quality of Engineering Universities rankings.