Dayton ranks in Top 30 cities in U.S. for STEM jobs
Recently WalletHub published an article based on estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics recognizing the top 100 cities in the U.S. for STEM jobs. As a technology developing region, it comes as no surprise that Dayton ranks in the Top 30. Check out the report below which first appeared in the Dayton Business Journal on January 27, 2015.
When it comes to STEM-related jobs, the Dayton region again shines. That’s the word from WalletHub and its ranking of 100 largest metro areas for professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
WalletHub evaluated the number of job openings for STEM graduates, annual median wage growth and projected demand for STEM workers.
The Dayton region ranks No. 30 in America, ahead of cities such as Washington, D.C., Chicago and Philadelphia.
The Miami Valley has a strong technology backbone, most notably with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and its massive research undertakings.
Inclusion on such a list should help shine light on Dayton as a progressive city for the STEM industry.
“Given their growing demand, STEM careers today comprise some of the most lucrative employment, paying higher salaries and boasting far fewer threats of unemployment compared with non-STEM jobs. In fact, the annual average wage for all STEM positions collectively was $85,570 — 81 percent more than the national average of $47,230 for all jobs — according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics,” the WalletHub report said.
The top-ranked metro area was San Jose, Calif.; followed by Austin, Texas, and Seattle.