Jobs Requiring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Skills
A Brookings study examines the importance of STEM skills, finding 26 million U.S. jobs required a high degree of knowledge in at least one STEM field in 2011.
This map shows concentrations of STEM jobs in the nation's 100 largest metro areas. Those areas with STEM jobs accounting for the highest share of all jobs are shown in green; lower percentages are in purple. Click a marker to display STEM jobs statistics for each MSA, or refer to area profiles compiled by Brookings.
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