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STEM Job Hot Spots: The Top Eight Areas

Although the professional, scientific, and technical industry sector makes up only 6 percent of the U.S. workforce, it was responsible for 10 percent of national job growth from 2010 to 2012, illustrating our nation’s march toward a more technical, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) type workforce. Within the industry, there are over 9.2 million jobs, driven by sub-sectors like computer system design services and management, scientific, and technical consulting services.

The following eight areas have the highest concentration of these industries:

  • Maryland
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Virginia
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Colorado
  • New Mexico
  • California

Further analysis of the emerging professional, scientific and technical sector can be found here.

highest concentration of STEM jobs

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Stephanie Gaspary

About Stephanie Gaspary

Stephanie is the managing director of content strategy at CareerBuilder, tasked with creating opportunities to share the CareerBuilder story across job seeker and employer channels. Stephanie, a lifelong learner, holds a Master's in Business Administration and a Master's in Management - both from North Park University and a Bachelor's degree in Art from Bethel University. A Minnesotan at heart, Stephanie has lived in Chicago for nearly 20 years, is the doting mother to two wacky german shorthaired pointer pups, looks forward to her morning run *almost* as much as that first cup of coffee and vows to one day live in the mountains.


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