Top 10 Booming Cities for STEM Grads

July 16, 2013

So you took the advice that's been touted for years about all the advantages one will have in the workforce by choosing a career path in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). So where's the best place to actually start your career?

So you took the advice that's been touted for years about all the advantages one will have in the workforce by choosing a career path in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). So where's the best place to actually start your career?

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Nerdwallet, a personal finance website, recently looked into the best metro areas for STEM grads. They asked three questions:

1. Is there a high demand for those with a STEM Bachelor's degree?
2. Are STEM workers with a Bachelor's degree well paid?
3. Is the local economy doing well?  

Here are the top 10 best areas for STEM jobs:

1. San Jose, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, CA
2. Washington, Arlington and Alexandria - DC, VA, MD, WV
3. Huntsville, AL
4. San Francisco, Oakland and Freming, CA
5. Trenton and Ewing, NJ
6. Boulder, CO
7. Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue, WA
8. Boston, Cambridge and Quincy - MA, NH
9. Ann Arbor, MI
10. Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, WA

For information on percentage of total jobs that require a STEM BA degree or higher, average salary for jobs requiring a STEM BA or higher, unemployment rates, average salary jobs in these states and more, visit: Co.Exist.

Sarah Cechowski is the associate digital editor for Control Design and Industrial Networking. Email her at [email protected] or check out her Google+ profile.