From larger than average salaries to steady job security, careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are in high demand across the country. To determine which cities hold the most promise for STEM professionals, WalletHub analyzed 100 of the most populated metro areas.
Science, technology, engineering, mathematics jobs aka STEM jobs are becoming a hot commodity for jobs seekers.
Growing interest in STEM fields have had a positive impact in the job market. While the average salary for all occupations is around $47,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average salary for people in STEM fields in 2014 was about $81,000. STEM jobs are expected to outpace other fields and increase 18.7% by 2020.