If you’re a college student in Worcester, it might be high-time to change your major and pursue a career in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math.
According to the latest report from the data experts at WalletHub — 2020’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals — Worcester is among the best cities in America for STEM professionals.
In fact, Worcester ranks #20 among the 100 largest metro-areas in the country for careers in STEM.
With STEM jobs projected to grow at a faster rate than other careers until at least 2028, WalletHub compared the 100 largest metro areas across 21 key metrics. Their data set ranges from per-capita job openings for STEM graduates to annual median wage growth for STEM jobs to projected demand for STEM workers by 2020.
Among the largest metro areas in the U.S., Worcester is tied for the top Math ranking with Boston and Springfield.
Worcester also ranked in the Top-10 (#9) for “STEM-friendliness” — which is measured by the city’s Math scores, the number and quality of best engineering schools, disparities of women and men for STEM degrees and occupations, spending on research and development, and more.
To see how Worcester compared to the rest of the metro areas, scroll the map below:
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