These are the 25 best cities for newly graduated STEM professionals

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, colleges can anticipate a substantial rise in STEM enrollment as a 10.8% bump in growth in the field is predicted by 2031.

As attention toward the field grows, so too does the demand. The need for STEM professionals, while it’s always been high, has only grown more prominent since the pandemic.

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, we should expect a substantial bump in STEM enrollment as they expect a 10.8% growth in the field by 2031. Additionally, the medium wage for STEM jobs far exceeds the average for non-STEM occupations at $95,420.

For colleges and universities looking to increase their enrollment numbers in this area while also contributing to the local workforce, consider WalletHub’s “2023’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals,” as it may offer some incentive for potential applicants.

Let’s take a look at the top 25 cities for STEM jobs:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Boston, MA
  4. Atlanta, GA
  5. San Francisco, CA
  6. San Jose, CA
  7. Pittsburgh, PA
  8. Minneapolis, MN
  9. Madison, WI
  10. Sacramento, CA
  11. Cincinnati, OH
  12. Salt Lake City, UT
  13. Worcester, MA
  14. Orlando, FL
  15. Raleigh, NC
  16. Washington, DC
  17. Hartford, CT
  18. Tampa, FL
  19. Columbus, OH
  20. Chicago, IL
  21. Denver, CO
  22. Portland, OR
  23. Boise, ID
  24. Springfield, MA
  25. St. Louis, MO

View the entire list here.


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Micah Ward
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Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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