Data sets included “per-capita job openings for STEM graduates” and “annual median wage growth for STEM workers.”
Honolulu, sadly, ranked No. 95 out of 100 metropolitan areas, barely ahead of places like Jackson, Miss.
Here’s some rankings for us and STEM jobs:
72nd – % of Workforce in STEM
85th – STEM Employment Growth
100th – Annual Median Wage for STEM Workers (Adjusted by Cost of Living)
100th – Housing Affordability
79th – Projected Demand for STEM Jobs by 2020
The best areas of the country for STEM professions were (no surprise at all) Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue in Washington, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara in California, San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward (also in the Golden State) and Boston-Cambridge-Newton in the Massachusetts-New Hampshire region.
Somewhere, both Linda Lingle and David Ige are weeping.
STEM students at UH Hilo. Sorry, kids, no jobs in The Big Pineapple for you!
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