In a recent study conducted by personal finance company WalletHub, the Greater Seattle area ranked as 2020’s top metro area for STEM professionals in the nation.
WalletHub’s methodology for its list of Best and Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals included a comparison of the 100 largest metro areas across three key dimensions — professional opportunities, STEM-friendliness, and quality of life.
STEM jobs, currently in high demand, are predicted to grow within the next 10 years at a rapid rate — a predicted 8.8 percent between the years 2012 and 2028.
WalletHub’s study found that the best metro areas for STEM professionals were Seattle; Boston, Massachusetts; and Austin, Texas. The worst regions are Cape Coral, Florida; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Jackson, Mississippi.