STEM workers are in fierce demand, and not just in the global epicenter of high tech known as Silicon Valley. According to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics analysis, STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math — professions are expected to grow 8.8% between 2018 and 2028, compared to just 5.0% for all other occupations. In addition, the median annual STEM wage is $84,880, compared to $37,020 for all non-STEM occupations.
To determine the best markets for STEM professionals, WalletHub compared the 100 largest metro areas across 21 key metrics. Raleigh is ranked at No. 7 Best City for STEM Jobs.