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Best Areas for STEM Professionals--Honolulu 81st
By News Release @ 12:53 AM :: 2728 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

2021's Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals

From Wallet Hub, Jan 27, 2021

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% between 2019 and 2029, compared to just 3.4% for all other occupations. In addition, the median annual STEM wage is $86,980, compared to $38,160 for all non-STEM occupations.

Given their growing demand, STEM careers today provide some of the most lucrative employment opportunities. They pay higher salaries and boast far fewer threats of unemployment compared with other types of jobs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, STEM jobs have been more resilient against job losses and more compatible with remote work compared to many other job types.

To determine the best markets for STEM professionals, WalletHub compared the 100 largest metro areas across 20 key metrics. Their data set ranges from per-capita job openings for STEM graduates to median wage growth for STEM jobs….

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Overall Rank 81
Metro Area* Honolulu, HI
Total Score  39.26
Professional Opportunities' 92
‘STEM-Friendliness’ 97
‘Quality of Life’  44
Annual Median Wages for STEM workers 100 (lowest)
Housing Affordability 100 (lowest)

 

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