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:
- Washington, D.C.
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
Further analysis of the emerging professional, scientific and technical sector can be found here.
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