Texas bluebonnet blossom: STEM 2016 marketTexas bluebonnet blossom: STEM 2016 markethttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120942016-02-16T06:00:00Z2016-02-16T16:00:00Z

​​​AUSTIN, HOUSTON, DALLAS-FORT WORTH - Tech is planting deep roots in Texas as Texas metro areas ranked in the top 20 best markets for STEM* professionals in 2016 based on a number of factors, including job openings, employment growth and projection of jobs needed for the industry cluster, according to WalletHub. 

The list supports a current U.S. trend, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that American STEM employment growth will be 1.7 times faster than non-STEM jobs between 2010 and 2020.

Texas contributes about 1.4 million jobs to the more than 8 million STEM-related employment base nationwide and that number is expected to grow substantially over the next several years, more so than total employment growth.

Houston's STEM Main Street is the Texas Medical Center (TMC), as it goes through the heart of the TMC's 1,345 acres and 21 hospitals. This helps explain why Space City USA leads the nation with the highest collective median wage for STEM occupations.

Amongst other major markets like San Jose, San Francisco and Seattle, Houston and Dallas are right among some of the top metros for highest per capita gross metro product (GMP) in 2014, and Austin is climbing in the ranks with the 16th highest GMP.

*Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics​
Austin-Round Rock
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