Yesterday, this blog mentioned the impact that geographical location can have on job growth. Today, we are going to look at how specific locations are affecting the STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—disciplines.
Forbes and online job board Indeed released a joint report looking at the top 10 cities with the highest number of open STEM positions. Topping the list with 47,754 job listings is New York City. The rest of the list stacks up a bit differently. Washington, D.C. comes in second, followed by San Jose, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta and Dallas. All of these cities have at least 18,000 STEM job openings.
Mike Steinerd, the director of recruiting at Indeed, told Forbes that the demand for STEM talent goes far beyond the major tech companies like Apple, Google and IBM, and the demand is growing in every industry. By 2018, he estimates there will be more than 8.65 million STEM workers in the U.S. and the growth rate will surpass that of the non-STEM jobs.
"We live in an ever-evolving digital world, which is causing a shift towards technology in industries that aren't actually technology based. In essence, every industry is becoming its own mini tech industry," Steinerd said. "IT personnel and engineer positions are extending beyond traditional industries and we are seeing them crop up in new places like hospitality, music and healthcare."
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